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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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Beautiful, well cared for animals who each have a story telling how and why they are here. This is not a zoo. It is a sanctuary and rehab center, or as one of the workers said "a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 June 2016
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Beautiful, well cared for animals who each have a story telling how and why they are here. This is not a zoo. It is a sanctuary and rehab center, or as one of the workers said "a nursing home for animals". Lots of shaded seating throughout the facility. Great leisurely stroll and you get up close to these animals. Here... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

There were lots of animals, all rescued from homes where they were ill treated or grew too big. It's obvious the owners only concern is the welfare of the animals, so don't expect a Busch Gardens type park. The animals are in what look basic enclosures, but with plenty of toys and other interests. Each has a history of where... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a great experience for animal lovers. It allows you to get very close to some very magnificent animals. Not the cleanest place but i enjoy it very much.

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Milan, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We visited there in December. It was an experience that you should do, but will not go back. All of the animals there had been in a bad situation and these people are trying to give them a good home and as happy of a life as they can. It is very sad, but a good cause. I will definitely... More 

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King City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We spent a leisurely and interesting (self paced) walk though the Sanctuary. Lots to see and a variety of animals. Not crowded and off the beaten path. Took 40 min to get there from Deep Creek area but well worth the drive. Not touristy or cheesy but real and interesting to view the animals up close.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Great way to see some rescued Wildlife. The staff take a lot of pride in these animals and it shows. There is a nice variety of animals to see at this wonderful sanctuary.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

There have to be places like that to keep old and from owners abandoned animals. Due to my personal opinion the cages are a bit small and not to well kept. But I know it's hard to maintain a place like that. Information was sometimes misleading or missing.

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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We went to the open house as the admission is free. There were about 1,100 taking advantage of this. They are open weekends and normal admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Not many animals all in small cages. There were 4 tigers, 1 lion, a couple of bears, turtles, peacocks, coyote and some geese. A lot of... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Myself and three friends visited this place and we all had mixed feelings about it. The fIrst thing to remember is that this is NOT a zoo, I wish it was because I think the animals would be so much happier in more natural settings. The animals are kept in cages like zoos had a looooooooong time ago. It seemed... More 

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

So glad they have these kind of refuges of mishandled and old animals. The Volunteer are great and they are always in need of things to keep this place opened. Ask the about the story on her started it. The cages are so clean and the people do so much in giving care for these big animals. We went when... More 

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