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Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
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+1 561-790-2116
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 13:00
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Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden...

Seven 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 Panthers 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. Reservations required.

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Wonderful experience

Kara was a great guide. Very engaging with the group as well as the animals. It was obvious she loved what she did. The sanctuary was very mindful of their animals, they are the... read more

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Johnson City, New York
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Johnson City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kara was a great guide. Very engaging with the group as well as the animals. It was obvious she loved what she did. The sanctuary was very mindful of their animals, they are the reason it exists. Very educational yet entertaining. Can't wait to go back!

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North York, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great tour! Our tour guide Bridget was so informative and knowledgeable. From start to finish a top notch tour. Everything from the incredible animals to the cleanliness of the sanctaury was incredible. Keep up the great work!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guided tour was the best ever. A real hands on experience. Animals of all types. Big cats,primates,reptiles. Everyone loved it. Adults and children alike. Our guide Brie, was the best guide we have ever had on any trip, ,any tour ever. A truly wonderful time. Roberta Schildkraut

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lots of fun at the McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary! Our guide Brie was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging. We had 8 and 10 year old girls on the tour with us and they loved it. We will definitely visit again.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

McCarthys sanctuary is a must see for families who love animals of all kinds . Our tour guide Brie was passionate and knowledgeable about every animal in the sanctuary down to the smallest tortoise. They allow you to get as close as safely possible to all the animals and handle many of the smaller animals. The place is immaculately kept... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing the animals up close. There was a big variety of animals to see and we especially enjoyed learning about the animals. It was so interesting to hear each animal's story. Many were pets, some confiscated for illegal possession.This sanctuary does a great job of taking care of these animals. We plan to send them a donation since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved seeing and learning about all of the animals and supporting such a great cause. Brie was energetic and informative, and she did whatever she could to get the animals to engage with us! (Even the lazy ones!) These people are passionate about what they do and it shows!

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

KARA was excellent guide, she was very spunky, fun and kind. My boys are animal and reptile lover. She gave them a lot chances to hold them. It rained so much but it didn't stop us. Very close encounter with tigers and ligers. Everything was great and we will visit again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great 2 hour tour with Bridgette. Grandparents, parents, and 2 boys ages 7 and 5.5. Kids were totally engaged the whole time! Highly recommend!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kara was an outstanding guide. She was very knowledgeable, new the story behind every animal and it was evident that she loved them all. The animals seemed happy and well cared for. We never saw wild animals so close up and personal. Kara's relationship with the animals gave us the opportunity to see them play vs perform. The sanctuary was... More 

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