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“A nice rescue facility”

Key West Wildlife Center
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Ranked #53 of 184 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: The Key West Wildlife Center is a small non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility. We have a tiny clinic that treats injured wildlife. Our main focus is rehabilitating native birds and returning them to the wild. We are not a zoo. Our state and federal permits require that our avian patients be screened from public view while they are rehabilitating in our clinic and aviaries. We do have a very small number of educational abassadors that the public can see. We are located in the City of Key West Indigenous Park which is kept wild to attract many types of migratory raptors, shorebirds, warblers and songbirds. The Indigenous Park is a major birding spot and important greenspace. We are open every day of the week except Wednesday from 9-5. Admission is free but we always accept donations to help support our clinic and aviaries. Thanks for visiting and helping to support our mission of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and release!
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This place does a wonderful service to the community in its rescuing of birds, turtles, and iguanas. This is not a zoo, as the previous reviewer said, but you can get a good look at some of their rescued birds, see multitudes of chickens, and try to spot turtles and iguanas in their pond. Not too thrilling, but a small example of goodness in the community.

1  Thank Amanda E
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"turtle pond"
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"injured birds"
in 11 reviews
"rehab facility"
in 4 reviews
"nature trail"
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"happy to answer questions"
in 3 reviews
"donation box"
in 3 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 3 reviews
"green iguana"
in 2 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 2 reviews
"huge iguanas"
in 2 reviews
"local birds"
in 2 reviews
"donations accepted"
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"enjoy nature"
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"bird sanctuary"
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"free admission"
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"great place to see"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Two important suggestions: Visit at lunchtime and bring your lunch, and stop at the office to get some turtle food.
This is a rescue facility and not a zoo. But it would be a great place to bring the kids for a short visit. They have ample free parking and there is no fee to enter. A donation is welcome ( and I expect needed). Get some animal food at the entrance.
Walk around the aviary and see the rescued birds and read their stories. Then stroll toward the pond and have your lunch at one of nice picnic tables in the shade. You will be visited by the birds and you can give them some of the food you got at the entrance.
After lunch continue on to the pond and see the turtles. There are also some large iguanas that will be near the pond. Maybe you can get a photo of them as they scamper up the tree. Just don't let the kids get too close and they don't seem to be afraid.

6  Thank Dave E
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Nothing fancy at all, but it's about the animals. This is a wonderful place to learn about the birds that make Key West their home, or visit Key West while traveling.
Key West Wildlife Center provides animal rescue for injured or sick animals in the Keys. Please make a visit, and a donation if you can while there.
We love this place!!!

Thank Michaelkasperski
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

There was a poor seagull on South Beach with a broken wing. It was so sad, trying to hide from everyone. I called the Rescue Center to ask if they could help, and within 10 minutes, a rescuer came to South Beach with a net and scooped up the bird to take back to their facility. Thank you!

Thank FaleneS
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a small but hidden gem. Plan about 30 minutes and you will see Tank the talking mynah bird, Moxie the mockingbird that could mimic sounds,and a variety of other birds that have been injured and rescued by the center. I personally enjoyed seeing the Great White Heron, a color morph of the Great Blue Heron that is found in Florida. Ibis, chickens and other birds wander freely about. There is a short trail to a pond with turtles, ibis and iguana's. It is free to visit.

Thank Maryland0505
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