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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

#5 of 57 things to do in Punta Gorda Features Animals
41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Humane treatment center

Grandsons were visiting so we thought we'd go have a look at the sanctuary. It is very low key and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John D
Punta Gorda, Florida
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We arrived early before the gate was opened. This was not a good idea because we needed to park on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah H
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time visiting with the animals. Areas are very clean and you get very close to all of the animals. Walking around took about an hour but it had lots of shade. Those volunteer caregivers do amazing work. Take the time to read...More

1  Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We were so glad we went over to see this. This is really a place that is an act of love. We saw bobcats, tigers, lions, bears, peacocks, monkeys and turkey vultures. Go early in the summer due to heat.

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a special place....I didn't even complain about the 90 degree heat. So many beautiful animals given a new, loving way of life. Wish we had lots of money so we could really support this wonderful haven. It's a must see when you're in this...More

1  Thank Bobbe L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is where wild animals are taken care of when their owners no longer can tend to them. It would be unbearable on a very hot day because all the cages are outside in the direct sunlight.

1  Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is out of the way near Babcock ranch. The displaced animals are all in cages and it was both wonderful and depressing to see these mistreated animals finally being cared for. Worth a visit if you're in the area

1  Thank john f
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a very low key "z00". Lots of tigers. Bears, birds and other assorted wildlife. Small and not so easy to get around but I think it was worth the trip.

2  Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a great place that helps abused animals. Sad that a place like this is needed but people are stupid so it is. Give a donation to help them out.

2  Thank BoydB408
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you want to see wild animals, huge wild animals. This for you! We lived our visit and highly recommend it!

2  Thank PatnCheryl
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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.