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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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Amazing place

This place is well worth a visit. The work they do is all on a voluntary basis and well worth the $10 admission. The animals are obviously well looked after and it's so heart... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is well worth a visit. The work they do is all on a voluntary basis and well worth the $10 admission. The animals are obviously well looked after and it's so heart warming to see people helping animals that have had a rough life. There were a lot more animals than I expected, the staff were really friendly... More 

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Clinton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The animals here all have such sad stories so be prepared. But they seem happy here and well-cared for. You will be surprisingly close to them. We saw a grizzly take a swim and then play with his toy. We saw a tiger playing on a pipe. There were only 2 other families visiting so it was peaceful.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the purest of hearts, the owner has chosen to house, feed and provide a "retirement home" for all of these beautiful animals. So many various stories of how they ended up here...go and enjoy and learn. Appreciate the stories of each and every one of these "retirees"...hopefully be inspired to contribute to the never-ending task of finding food and... More 

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Port Dover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is the last stop for unwanted wild animals. You will see everything from white tigers, lions, bears, monkeys, a black panther, alligator, peacocks donkeys and much much more. All of the animals were 'pets' or work animals at one time and became too much for the handlers. Each animal has a name and story of why... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

You must come and support this center! An absolutely wonderful place run by the most friendly people. You can truly see just how much they love these animals when you see how happy and content they are as they play or lazily lounge in their cozy "condos" (as I like to think of them as). We loved when one of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a cool place to see lions, tigers, bears, monkeys!!! It's true they are very close to you! Small with lots of animals to view up close. Very impressive!!!

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Phillipsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is not a zoo! This is a wildlife sanctuary. Cash or check only. This sanctuary is run by volunteers. All donations go to the care of the animals. See white tigers, bears, a black leopard, birds, orangutan, panther, fox, etc. These animals have been neglected, abandon or seized. They live out their lives in the sanctuary. The experience is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A rustic wildlife sanctuary with a large collection of rescued animals; big cats, bears, birds, hyenas, monkeys, etc.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've been to the Octagon several times; always take family when they come to town. The cages are within 8 feet of you and its a little scary! I love it everytime!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I spent an afternoon at this unusual zoo. It really is a rescue center for our large wildlife that have been abused or abandoned. You can see what a struggle it is for the owner to care, nurse and feed these animals and she deserves a lot of credit along with the volunteers. There is a small... More 

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