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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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Special thanks to Kara for a wonderful tour!!! It was really interesting. Different experience... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nadine S
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If you can't get to Africa.......

We didn't know what to expect when we started out, but what a fabulous experience for both the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 561-790-2116
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Special thanks to Kara for a wonderful tour!!! It was really interesting. Different experience, because all big cats really not far away from you. It's different than normal zoo.

Thank Nadine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know what to expect when we started out, but what a fabulous experience for both the adults and young children in our group! Led by the incredibly knowledgeable and charming Kara, we were exposed to a wild array of large cats, snakes, birds...More

Thank waveman9
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome. Lots of very big cats!!! Lions, Tigers, Panthers, etc. There's also lots of birds, reptiles and others. You get to see everyone up really close. You even get to touch and hold some of the animals if you choose to do...More

1  Thank PRead940
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was awesome I was surprised by all the big cats they had, very fun for the whole family. Our tour guide was Kara. She was very educated and able to tell us all about the different animals. It was unreal how close we...More

Thank Zach A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are an animal lover, this is the greatest place. Up close encounters with all types of big cats (lions tigers, etc.), reptiles, birds and turtles. I booked a tour on a Friday and Ashley was my guide. Lucked out and was in a...More

2  Thank kelysey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit! If you love big cats and other animal and reptiles you will love this place. You are very close to the animals enclosures and can get great pictures of them. It’s not a real big place but they...More

Thank Darlene N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 10 year old granddaughter and she is already planning our next visit! McCarthy's is clearly a well-run Sanctuary with people who truly care for the animals they have committed their time and love to! This is the first time I've ever been...More

Thank Ba P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if enjoy birds, reptiles, large cats and smaller mammals. The tour itself lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hrs guided by one of the knowledgeable staff members whom also are responsible for the care of the animals. You can see...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing, all the animals are extremely well taken care of. It is spotless, my husband and I noticed how clean it was right away. The animals are very loved. You can tell because they are all happy to show off for their...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place! Don’t consider this a zoo. It is a real sanctuary taking care of some magnificant animals. Especially the cats ( not the kitty kind). You can’t get this up close and personal as you can here with all sorts of animals. Plenty of...More

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Karen B
19 October 2017|
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Response from Aiko O | Reviewed this property |
That depends. Lots of the rain we have in South FL are scattered showers that comes and goes. You may get less than an inch of rain that day, and then the weather clears up. If you don't mind getting wet and bringing an... More
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.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Their requirement is that kids are at least 5 years old