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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Something fun to do!

My girls and I were on vacation looking for something to do that didn't cost a lot of money and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Port Charlotte, Florida
Pretty Cool Tour

Found this place in a Punta Gorda brochure and decided to give it a look. It's a bit in the middle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike M
Bourne, Massachusetts
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My girls and I were on vacation looking for something to do that didn't cost a lot of money and came across Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary. It was the best discovery! I thought it was better than the zoo, personally. We didn't have to fight a...More

Thank thevichas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place in a Punta Gorda brochure and decided to give it a look. It's a bit in the middle of nowhere. Very casual and informal. 100% self guided tour which was fine with us. They have lots of tigers, and other animals. Some...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really unique place to visit and experience. We loved seeing the animals up close and if they have the time, it's really interesting to walk around with a volunteer and hear their stories of the animals' funny quirks and personalities. Definitely worth...More

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned of this place on Strange Inheritance and glad we did as this was an unplanned visit and so glad we went. Off the beaten trail and not commercial. They are not funded and solely rely on donations and volunteers. These animals are well taken...More

Thank T4cson
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very cool, enjoyed very much, they have a lot of animals, and are doing an awesome job!!!! Was visiting from Wisconsin

Thank michelrebb
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is an amazing place where exotic animals can be rescued, cared for, and live out their lives. It is not a zoo; the owner, Laurie, and the volunteers love these critters. There are many tigers, lions and bears, but also smaller animals to watch...More

Thank MegPGI
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I was so glad we visited this place. It gives one hope to see such compassion for abused animals. This is Not a zoo. They call themselves a "nursing home" for abused animals who were born in captivity and can not live in the wild....More

Thank gahoctus
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Very clean cages and the volunteers were working really hard and obviously cared for the animals. SO heartbreaking to see them in this environment after being so mistreated by their previous owners.

Thank H8024ARruthh
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Grandsons were visiting so we thought we'd go have a look at the sanctuary. It is very low key and run mostly by volunteers that work hard to keep the cages clean and the animals well cared for. Mostly bears and tigers but some others...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived early before the gate was opened. This was not a good idea because we needed to park on the side of the road. There is literally no place to go off the road unless the gate is open. We always wanted to visit...More

Thank Deborah H
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24 February 2017|
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Response from orlandogal22 | Reviewed this property |
The website - on the Home Page - has to the top right of the screen "No Pets Please." I'd imagine they would not allow them, even zippered in. Even though the sanctuary animals are in enclosures, you are close enough to... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from SherryBarrett | Reviewed this property |
The Octogon asks for a donation. They have t shirts you may purchase. All monies go back to the sanctuary.
26 December 2016|
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Response from 1angierm | Reviewed this property |
During the week, reservations only. Can be any number of people. 9- noon only.