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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
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Amazing Wildlife

This is the best Wildlife Sanctuary I have been at so far here in FL. This place if off the beaten path, but definitely worth seeing. It is a small place but they have lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dayhanna G
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best Wildlife Sanctuary I have been at so far here in FL. This place if off the beaten path, but definitely worth seeing. It is a small place but they have lots of animals, especially Cats (even more than the Big Cat Habitat). The cages are set up very close together in front of each other. So... More 

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buffalo,Ny.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary on BayNews 9 trip on a tankful and decided we wanted to come and visit the lions,tigers and bears! What a pleasant visit all the animals are well cared for and it was great to see and learn all about them. This is a great place for adults and children to visit.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Octagon, open only on weekends, is not a traditional zoo, not polished, definitely not air-conditioned, but scores high for people caring about the fate of large (and smaller) wild animals. All of the animals, which include lions, tigers, bears, panthers, hyena, tortoises, birds, and other smaller wildlife, have been rescued from either owners, sellers, or facilities that exploited them. Several... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the one hand, it is so sad to read about these animals' histories and to know how some people can be so callous and ignorant to mistreat them and abandon them. On the other hand, it's very heartwarming & gratifying to know that Octagon has taken these beautiful animals in. I'm not a fan of zoos but this is... More 

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Thank Perthling
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary three times now. What a great place. There is absolutely nothing fancy about the Octagon, but the love of animals is obvious. When you arrive you'll park in a dusty parking lot. The Sanctuary is dated, rustic and the perfect place to spend some time relaxing, learning and viewing some of the greatest... More 

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Thank Martin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends took me there, I am from NJ and love taking care of the animals I found this to be a small but interesting place to visit so up and close to the animals, beautiful tigers, bears, cougars, turtles, etc great for a family visit. I would go back enjoyed seeing all the rescues there.

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Thank Gail L
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my three boys here, ages 3 to 12 and we all really like it. It's not fancy but I say more big cats up close here than I have ever seen at any large city zoo. I was really impressed. They also had some large bears. Definitely worth the money if you like animals. You can see all... More 

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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Beautiful, well cared for animals who each have a story telling how and why they are here. This is not a zoo. It is a sanctuary and rehab center, or as one of the workers said "a nursing home for animals". Lots of shaded seating throughout the facility. Great leisurely stroll and you get up close to these animals. Here... More 

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Thank Wendy S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

There were lots of animals, all rescued from homes where they were ill treated or grew too big. It's obvious the owners only concern is the welfare of the animals, so don't expect a Busch Gardens type park. The animals are in what look basic enclosures, but with plenty of toys and other interests. Each has a history of where... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a great experience for animal lovers. It allows you to get very close to some very magnificent animals. Not the cleanest place but i enjoy it very much.

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