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“A Well Spent 2 hours”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The tour was very informative and we all had a chance to interact with many of the animals. Jessie, our guide, was terrific and really made the visit extra special. So glad to have finally done this.
Linda Duggan

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great experience! The tour staff was very interactive with the animals there, and it was obvious that they really care about them. It was also neat that we got to have some of the birds sit on our fingers, hold some of the animals, and even get to have a 6-8 foot python draped across our shoulders. You don’t get to get this close to animals most places.

1  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took my 2nd tour here on a recent trip to West Palm Beach. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable which makes the experience even better. The facilities are wonderful and it's fun to see all of the animals up close. You get opportunities to handle some of the animals as well. Highly recommend to anyone in the area but note that children under 5 years cannot go.

2  Thank Emily F
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This place is awesome!! It is a small place but the experience here is so much better than any zoo or sanctuary. Here it's a very personal experience, as you are up close to the animals, and you get to watch the tour guides interact with them. So much better than watching them sit around at a zoo. You even get to hold quite a few of the animals. I also did the romp with the baby jaguar, and it was one of the best experiences in my life!! Our tour guide Kara was very nice and knowledgeable too. I definitely recommend this place to visit. Can't wait to go back to see Maya all grown up!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Great place to see animals up close in a small group where you can learn the history of the species and the particular animal. Most were rescued by people trying to keep wild animals as illegal pets, so they can't be released into "the wild". Nice that they have a safe haven where the people that work there are so caring!

2  Thank BrittneySD
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