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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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They have many loins tigers and bears here. They also have a couple of primates and many birds. Its worth the trip to help support these people with their efforts to give these... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2017
Phyllis C
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We were very disapointed at this place, it took about a hour to do the self guided tour, no shows, or anything else to do but look at the animals, they smell was awful, and the animals did not look well taken care of.

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Hamilton, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We visited this place and enjoyed it - unfortunately we got there mid day on a hot day - so of course alot of animals were in sleep mode. The lady at the front was very nice.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

They have many loins tigers and bears here. They also have a couple of primates and many birds. Its worth the trip to help support these people with their efforts to give these unfortunate creatures a good home.

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Thank Phyllis C
Maine
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

a good place to visit to put things in perspective, this is not a zoo, it's a sanctuary and rehab facility with very little financial support, don't look for lush gardens and paved walkways BUT u will get up close and personal with the animals..well worth the $10 donation

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

This is a must see place. They are open on Sat and Sun from 11-4. I think you can call to arrange a visit during the week if you have a large group. A resue place for wild animals and it is amazing. A lot of tigers, several lions and some bears along with all kinds of other wildlife. Very... More 

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Eden Prairie
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10 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Stopped in the Sanctuary on a visit to Punta Gorda. It was close by where we were staying and easy to get to. It's fun to see some wildlife that you night not ever get close to. It's too bad they were injured and can't survive in nature but they looked to be well cared for.

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I am usually not at a loss on where to start a review....I think it is safe to say that "humbled" is the best word to describe how both my husband and I felt after our visit to the Octagon. One of the signs posted at the entrance described the work of the volunteers here most eloquently..."this is a nursing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

This sanctuary does a lot of good, but is a sad commentary on people's abuse of exotic animals, which the sanctuary has rescued. Everyone should go see this and give a huuuuggggge contribution to help these poor animals.

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Virginia
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

There is a large variety of different animals from exotic animals to more domestic animals, but 13 tigers were present when we were there, including 2 six month old sisters who had just been taken into the facility. The animals receive veterinary care and lifelong care by the big-hearted volunteers. The facility is open on the weekends and only by... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We came across this Centre on the website and decided to reserve a spot to come for a visit. There is a small donation requested for each visitor to help offset the costs of the food. Most of the work done are performed by volunteers (there are signs up asking for volunteers!!) The caged animals seem very content and well... More 

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