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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
+1 561-790-2116
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Wow such an amazing experience and educational.

This is truly a remarkable sanctuary. The animals are well cared for and in a more natural habitat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen W
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Oh my favorite!!!

I have lived in Florida for 24 years and to date, this is the most amazing thing I have had the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin R
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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! : Eight lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards, Ligers, Lynx and Amur Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for your self! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility that take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause.Price is $35.00 Dollars for adults and $25.00 Dollars for children.
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12943 61st St N, West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a remarkable sanctuary. The animals are well cared for and in a more natural habitat setting which was very nice to see. Tori was our tour guide and did a remarkable job. I was very impressed that she knew in detail about...More

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Florida for 24 years and to date, this is the most amazing thing I have had the pleasure if doing. You are literally 2 or 3 feet away from lion, lynx, liger, puma, panther, tigers, and cheetah. They have lemurs, parrots,...More

1  Thank Erin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was an excellent surprise. I was imagining a modestly rundown place since this is a private sanctuary and most sanctuaries are always short of money. Boy, was I wrong. (Not about the money, I have no idea about that.) But about the rundown...More

2  Thank 128sylviab2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very knowledgeable and care very much for the animals. They are mostly rescues, that were previously owned. I wish they had expressed a little more about how exotic animals should not be owned as pets. The cages are clean but much smaller...More

1  Thank Brian F
Mark M, Owner at McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I guess this guy missed a good half of the tour. The Lion enclosure is 60% grass and is over 5000 square feet, the Bengal Tiger enclosure is 30% grass and has over 30 Slash Pine Trees that are all over 30' tall and that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! If you love animals this is a must go. Tori our tour guide was super friendly and really had a bond with the animals. You can tell the caretakers really love the animals. The place is really clean and has some...More

1  Thank Arina P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this tour last minute after our Airboat Tour was cancelled because of rain. The Wildlife Sanctuary offers 3 tours daily and they run rain or shine. Kara, our guide, was so knowledgeable and informative and clearly loves her job and the animals. They...More

1  Thank mlk07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tori gave the most amazing tour of this special facility. It is totally obvious how much the animals are loved and cared for here. It is amazing to see the bond the beautiful animals and their caretakers have. This is truly the closest you will...More

1  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it!!! Really cool place. Was literally a couple feet away from tigers. So beautiful. Well taking care of. I read one review that said the cages were too small. Crazy!! In the processes of making the small ones bigger and I guess they missed...More

1  Thank michellemybell76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very Good time visiting the sanctuary. Our tour guide Kara was outstanding , you can tell she really cares about the animals :)

Thank james h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With our teenage grandchildren we enjoyed the educational Factor and the beautiful animals and plants that seem very well kept

Thank Kimandphilh
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Daniel P
1 April 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
They are not open to the public. It is by appointment only for the tours which are from 11am-1pm and last about 2 hours.
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DeedeeD12345
26 March 2017|
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Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
They children need to be 5 yrs. old. When you call for your reservation they will remind you of that. There is a lot of information given about each animal, which means you are standing in one place listening. You are not... More
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Ruth M
7 February 2017|
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Response from Donna Z | Reviewed this property |
Seniors and Children 5-15 are $25 Adults are $35 and worth every penny!
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