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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 12943 61st Street North, West Palm Beach, FL 33412
Phone Number: +1 561-790-2116
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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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Great haven for exotic species that should have never been pets in the first place. Many are endangered species. McCarthy's provides a home while offering tours to educate people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wellington, Florida
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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great haven for exotic species that should have never been pets in the first place. Many are endangered species. McCarthy's provides a home while offering tours to educate people not to get certain animals as pets. This is a fun and interesting way to spend a few hours. Occasionally they have cubs which people can interact with for an extra... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem with persons who really care about the animals thaendt have been discarded by others, zoos that over populate, future of endangered animals. Bridgette gave a good two hour tour

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour was awesome, not to be missed! The Sanctuary is extraordinarily clean, well cared for and intimate. The guide was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about his animals, birds, snakes et al. Picture taking was encouraged. We even got to hold some of the animals. The gift shop at the end was also great. I bought 2 high quality owl... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small lovely place, great to observe animals. The walk is not long so it is ok to go with small children.

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Thank Yadira C
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sanctuary is a wonderful place where the workers take good care of animals around the world into their own enclosure. The tour was great, became very educated about different types of animals.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family - 2 parents, 2 children in college and one boyfriend recently graduated from college visited McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary last week. Although the property is small - told it was 5 acres, they have done a fabulous job of fitting a lot into a small space and really loving the animals to keep them healthy and happy. I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with my friends in November 2016. I am against visiting zoos, so I was looking for a sanctuary for rescued animals and I found this place! And I am so glad I did! The animals there are very loved. The staff is great and tells you the back stories to all the animals and the situations they... More 

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sacto, ca
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was appalled by the conditions I found at this sanctuary. Adult (large) tigers and lions were in cages not much larger than my living room with no room to roam. There was no attempt to replicate their natural habitat! Poisonous snakes were in containers not much larger than a shoebox. I certainly could never recommend a visit to this... More 

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was down in WPB visiting family for the holiday and decided to check this place out. It was a great idea. Manny did a fantastic job telling us about the animals and their history, and he was entertaining too. The tour was two hours long, so make sure you allow plenty of time.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with our seven-year-old grandson at McCarthys! It was money well spent, and we really enjoyed all of the animals. Kara was our guide, and she did an exceptional job. Grandson really enjoyed the opportunity to hold all of the many animals! I highly recommend this to anybody who's in the area young or old!

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