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“Beyond our expectations”

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We were impressed by the level of care afforded these incredible animals which you get to see up close. The fact that these tigers and lions as well as beautiful birds and other exotic animals are all rescued from owners who can no longer care for them or are animals that are injured and nursed back to health and in some cases returned to the wild makes this sanctuary so much more impressive than any zoo. The grounds are remarkably clean and the love for these animals is evident throughout. Our guide was Brittany who was fantastic both in the detailed history she gave for each animal as well as the enthusiasm she conveyed for the whole enterprise. McCarthy's animal sanctuary is a MUST SEE experience for all animal lovers. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We absolutely loved this place, the animals looked so happy and well taken care of! Im not huge on visiting zoo's but since this is a sanctuary,I thought I'd give it a try, I'm glad I did! Our guide was Kara, she was both energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgable, she made our tour a great experience. Anytime we have friends or family tavelling to Florida, we will most definantly recommend this place! Support wildlife rescues and sanctuarys!

Thank kalilouise
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The tour of this incredible santuary exceeded our expectations. Brittany, our guide, was so knowledgeable and her devotion to the animals was clearly evident in how she presented each and every animal as she told of the history and characteristics of them. The grounds were exceptionally well-,maintained as was each and every animal well-cared for and content. The entire experience was informative and warmed our hearts all at once. The tourguide was very descriptive and took her time answering our questions and the feeding of the animals was a true bonus! Thank God for Mr McCarthy and the staff and all who donate to support their efforts on caring for these creatures. I highly recommend a tour of this haven and was more than happy to bring home souvenirs for our kids at the giftshop for a further donation. Thank you Mr. McCarthy- it was a pleasure to meet you and your extended "family"!! We will be back when we have an opportunity to visit West Palm Beach again! Awesome!!!

Thank Wendy255
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our family was fortunate to go to McCarthy's Sanctuary and it was an amazing experience! Although we like animals, we are not the type who frequent zoos, I usually end of just feeling sorry for the animals. Not this time! It's obvious that the animals are well cared for here. And the tour allows visitors to hear the wonderful rescue efforts going on there and get a close up view of the animals. We did splurge for the Lemur Encounter and I highly recommend it! Lots of laughs and great pictures!

Thank Monica M
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I visited the Sanctuary today with mom and young nephew. We really enjoyed our guided tour with Brittany through out the 5 acre property. We saw beautiful birds, turtles, lions, tigers, panthers and much more. The property is very clean and well maintained. The animals are friendly and come right up to the fence for an up close encounter. Our guide was very friendly and very knowledgable. I would reccomend McCartys Wildlife sanctuary for everyone!!! Worth the money!!!!

Thank Stylinqt
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