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“Great Experience at McCarthy's ”

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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

While in Florida, and as part of a bigger vacation, we spent a few hours at McCarthy's learning about its wildlife from a very knowledgeable and passionate guide named Kara. Our two kids, 8 and 5, loved every aspect of our visit. The preservation was very clean, both inside the cages and out, with a well-organized layout. All the animals appeared well taken cared for. This was a great experience at a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our wildlife.

1  Thank IfIMayOpine
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

What a beautiful way to spend 2- 3 hours with animals and Mother Nature. Many types of large cats, lions, tigers, etc. and birds in a natural setting, nice interaction with tour guide and animals.
You do not feel you are in a zoo, lots of space and super clean.
Do get directions or use GPS, not difficult but not easy to find. Our guide was Kara and she was excellent easy to see she loved her job.

1  Thank Mimi L
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

We went yesterday while wrapped up our 4th of July Florida trip. This sanctuary is truly great and I can see why it's ranked No.1 Things to Do in the region. Our guide Kara is amazing as she introduced every animal's name, background, story, habits... and running around in hot weather to drive animals' interactions. Only true animal lovers can do that. Strongly recommended!

1  Thank Levi L
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Manny was our guide on this incredible tour. I loved every moment at McCarthy's Sanctuary! All of the animals were beautiful, and the stories behind how they received some of them were unbelievable. Thank you for taking care of some of God's most beautiful creatures.

1  Thank Lashannon16
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Be prepared for the low budget simple setting though the facilities appear to be well made and thoughtful. Obviously AC is not available and Florida weather is not going to help with that. Think twice if you have seniors or active minors in the group.

Despite the above, Kara our guide is passionate, active, and very welcoming. She constantly ran around to try to stimulate the animals. She's knowledgeable. She also made a point to create as many close interactions between guests and animals as possible. Kara is great!

Thank Jianling Z
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