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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Very interesting wildlife refuge - great to know the tickets go towards helping animals in need

I went there recently with my entire family. The outfit is run very well, it's clear that the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miami, Florida

This is truly a sanctuary for abused, unwanted and injured wildlife. We were highly impressed by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children.
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed yesterday

I went there recently with my entire family. The outfit is run very well, it's clear that the animals are looked after with dedication and attention to detail. Tori - our tour guide - deserves special recognition for the fact that she knew every single...More

Thank al50002017
Reviewed yesterday

This is truly a sanctuary for abused, unwanted and injured wildlife. We were highly impressed by the love and care given to these beautiful creatures. Our tour guide Kara was superb, extremely knowledgeable and loving. We would highly recommend this as a place to visit...More

Thank Jayne R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kara was our tour guide and she was the most energetic, happy and entertaining person we have ever seen. She gives a history on each animal, happily interacts with that animal, and the animals love her. She scratches their belly, touches the paws of the...More

Thank mischif246
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before the tour my grandma, boyfriend and I were not sure what to expect. We love going to aquariums, zoos and conservations but this by far has been the best one we have been to. Our tour guide, Sam, was very passionate about her job...More

Thank heatherlischinsky
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kara was our tour guide. We found her to be very knowledgeable about the animals and enjoyed the stories about how they arrived there. The entire place was very clean & well maintained. The animals especially appeared very happy & well cared for. You can...More

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour Kara was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. Enjoyed the interaction with the wildlife and hearing how each animal came into the shelter and what is necessary to sustain them. Kara shared her own experiences with a lot of the animals and it...More

Thank Joli_10
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was totally shocked by the number of animals living on this property. There were so many big cats (a liger, lions, tigers, black leopards, snow leopard, etc) and they were very content. No one made a noise. We were within a few feet and...More

Thank Marcy F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the sanctuary. Tori was our guide and she not only had extensive knowledge of the animals, their natural habitat, and their individual histories, but she obviously loves her job and her passion for these exotic animals...More

Thank willy107
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love big cats like I do, this is the place for you! Nowhere else can you get this up close and personal with them. This place is definitely not a zoo. They do a great job of explaining the purpose and mission of...More

Thank Joan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best experiences my family and I have had in Florida. Wonderful and knowledgeable guide Cara and all the animals were beautiful. The place is spotless and I highly recommend to everyone

Thank Patricia F
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Karen B
October 19, 2017|
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Response from Aiko O | Reviewed this property |
That depends. Lots of the rain we have in South FL are scattered showers that comes and goes. You may get less than an inch of rain that day, and then the weather clears up. If you don't mind getting wet and bringing an... More
Daniel P
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
They are not open to the public. It is by appointment only for the tours which are from 11am-1pm and last about 2 hours.
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Their requirement is that kids are at least 5 years old