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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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What a gem!

A definite stop on the to do list when in the area. Call for hours of operation first. Volunteers... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Our snowbird relatives have been coming to Port Charlotte, FL for 14 yrs. but had never been to... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A definite stop on the to do list when in the area. Call for hours of operation first. Volunteers care for all of the animals, most of which have been rescued. Small signs give a brief history of their tragic past. You can tell the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our snowbird relatives have been coming to Port Charlotte, FL for 14 yrs. but had never been to Octagon. My husband and I had been there a couple of years earlier when the grandkids came to visit. So last year the 4 of us adults...More

Thank eheart
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Found out about this place while browsing Groupon for stocking stuffers for my granddaughter this past Christmas. Finally got there today. So totally surprised to find such an amazing place less than 20 miles from home. This is not a zoo. It is indeed a...More

Thank Regina B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an old time zoo where they protect abused wild animals. There are several tigers and bears from circuses. You can see them up close. It takes about an hour to see it all and the price is reasonable. I commend the owner and...More

Thank Theresa K
Reviewed 10 April 2017

These animals came from mistreatment and abuive handling. It was great to see them being handled with caring and love. Mostly volunteers take care of these animals - beautiful lions tigers and bears plus some!!!

Thank Golfer023
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Every visitor to our home and area gets the opportunity to visit this place! Always a greAt experience and always encourage the donation to help the burds

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The people at the sanctuary are doing something that needs to be done, giving big cats and other large animals a second chance at life. This is not a wildlife safari, but it also is not a zoo. Please help them do their work.

Thank charliedg2016
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Volunteers with knowledge about the animals take you on a tour to see animals that have been rescued from carnivals and circuses. They are in large cages in this natural area which covers several acres. They are fed and cared for by volunteers who obviously...More

Thank dalette1
Reviewed 5 April 2017

What well cared for and caring volunteers. All the animals are obviously very well tended and cared for by the volunteers. I left feeling like humanity is taking to heart our responsibility to set the wrongs of those who abuse our beautiful world and animals....More

Thank spracr
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This place is amazing. They take in animals that have been mistreated and abused and give them attention with kindness.

Thank Gidge24
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23 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.
25 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.