McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach

A sanctuary for both local and exotic species, McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary has saved hundreds of injured, abused, or neglected animals. Sustained entirely on community funding, the sanctuary is an independent endeavor that strives to educate visitors about conservation and respect for animals. The zoo director frequently guides people through the animal habitats and provides an intimate introduction to birds of prey, large cats, and reptiles. You need a reservation to be admitted. Using our custom trip planner, West Palm Beach attractions like McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We returned to McCarthy's Animal Sanctuary again this year to share this experience with our adult children. Once again the tour was wonderful. Alexis gave us background information about each animal ...  more »
  • What a fantastic place. A few days later we are still talking about it. Kara was an amazing tour guide. We will be back once the youngest kid is old enough to visit!  more »
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  • This place is amazing. They have a wonderful staff that really care about the animals. Wish there were more places like this. The tour was very informative. Small groups on the tour made it very personable. There is a room with snakes but totally optional. There are lots of big cats that you would not be able to see at other places. We really appreciated the level of a respect shown toward the animals.
  • LOVED this experience. Our guide was Kara and she was fantastic! She had such a a great relationship with all of the animals, which was very clear in their interactions. She was able to get them to come closer to our group and sometimes play along. We had a great time learning about the animals and how the sanctuary cares for them. The close encounters were also a ton of fun and made for some great photo opportunities. Awesome for kids and adults.

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