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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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Aa terrific place to visit for an hour

Bought a groupon and enjoyed about an hour of my day seeing the exotic cats in their retired... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ed J
Great visit and our first Ligers

I had purchased a Groupon for Husband and I to visit. We spent a great morning here. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Bought a groupon and enjoyed about an hour of my day seeing the exotic cats in their retired environment.even. Even without the groupon this is a very inexpensive place to visit. I think I will go again with my other grandchildren. They take very good...More

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had purchased a Groupon for Husband and I to visit. We spent a great morning here. The volunteers really love what they do and the animals. All the animals were waking up and very vocal when we parked the car. It is kind of...More

1  Thank budbrlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this amazing animal habitat. Many of the wildlife is orphaned. The animals are well taken care of by a staff who really enjoys what they do.

Thank Mayobird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 4 of us were here a week ago. The animals seemed happy, content and well taken care of. The tigers loved watching the little kids. The little capuchin monkey came to me when I called her. She was very interested in showing off. Ross,...More

Thank Char1144
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well operated animal sanctuary. the animals all appeared very happy. self guided tour, $10 bucks is a steal to see this place. Saw several exotic and natural animals such as Tigers, Bears, Lion, bobcat, a bird sanctuary, tortise, coyote and more. the...More

1  Thank SoundCoMaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you want to visit the single most interesting animal facility you have ever been to. This is it, amazing animals rescued from certain abuse. I cannot tell you the feeling you get when you see this all volunteer force of caretakers work with these...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 12 December 2017

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

1  Thank thevichas
Reviewed 4 December 2017

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

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

1  Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

1  Thank T4cson
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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.