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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 12:00
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I was surprised by this hidden gem. I was expecting a place to see some beautiful animals. But what you get is more valuable especially for kids. This place takes in and cares for abused and neglected animals. There are knowledgeable volunteers to walk through...More

8  Thank Bob E
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This WILL be the closest you'll ever get to a tiger...roughly 5 feet!! The sanctuary houses abused animals and is only open on weekends! Kind of in the middle of nowhere.

4  Thank mitchell m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The Sanctuary has virtually no signage so it can be hard to find. It’s family owned and operated and seems to have a good reputation in the industry, based on the animals' stories printed on the signs on each...More

1  Thank 88Tropicsfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a zoo across from the 'Babcock Ranch' in the middle of no where. It's somewhat hard to find. They used to accept donations but no charge a small entry free. The zoo is small enough that doesn't involve a lot of walking. The...More

1  Thank jetbiker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

found this on trip advisor while looking for something to do before we caught our flight . This place is AMAZING . It’s so wonderful to see that these animals are well cared ( most have toys , fans , pools and even TVS )...More

2  Thank sherri579
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I helped with their cleanup efforts after hurricane Irma. This place took a big hit where much of the surrounding foliage was in disarray. I know this place is performing a good service to animals. I'm hoping the place continued to improve their appearance.

Thank carlos p
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Nice place to visit on a day trip. Well maintained and animals are taken care of. This is where injured or abused animals can go and have a safe, secure and friendly environment to spend out their lives. This is not a zoo, these are...More

Thank Terry O
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Our family visited this sanctuary on a Saturday. It was a fun day trip for us. I think my favorite thing was watching the bears. It was muddy and we had flip flops on but I think it was worth it for us. They had...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Octagon is a true wildlife sanctuary, rescuing wild animals that are no longer wanted and caring for them for the rest of their natural lives. Each enclosure describes how that animal came into their care, as well as general information about the species. The guide...More

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a phenomenal animal rescue facility dealing with only wild animals. Lions, Tigers, Bears, Ligers, foxes, coyotes, wolves, hyenas and a selection of birds. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and informative; they really know about all the animals and seem to have...More

1  Thank phantomco
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Octagon was a wonderful place to visit. Waaayy better than the Naples Zoo. This place is a beautiful sanctuary operated mostly by a group of dedicated volunteers. All the volunteer workers my family and I spoke with were very friendly and informative. Most/all of the...More

Thank bburtonboarder3
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I didn’t know this place existed. Went with children grandchildren. Great experience to see the animals all being cared for by volunteers. Volunteers are very informative and empathetic to these poor creatures living in captivity.

Thank Doreen L
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15 September 2018|
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Response from edodge | Reviewed this property |
It was $10.00 for two adults, but my husband made a donation of $10.00 also. We went on a very hot day and there was not a smell anywhere. It costs $ to keep a place that clean. The animals look happy in their natural... More
Cindy K
23 March 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My mother (94) pushed her walker around the place without trouble. Have fun.
Su M
19 February 2018|
Response from SoundCoMaster | Reviewed this property |
They were open limited hours on Saturday and Sundays.hours were listed on website and have been known to change. Calling in advance may also help