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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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary Reviews

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  • Our visit to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary was a delightful experience! Manny, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and obviously committed to the welfare of these beautiful animals. The entire...  more »
  • IN Sanctuary is located near M Canal very beutifool place, around them have massive villas and ranchos. In sanctuarys little pond or lake have 2 southamerican cayman (littlbit green) and 4 alligators....  more »
  • This place is A-MA-zIng!! Do NOT miss it if you're anywhere close in south Florida. My wife, two daughters (20 and 17) and one of their friends, visited in February 2020, after seeing the reviews...  more »
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  • An educational and incredible way to get up close and personal with animals you'd never expect to see up close. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and attentive to your group as you see lions, tigers, various birds and other animals up close and in some cases in your hands. Their mission is very admirable and you will not be disappointed by the trip into the Acreage to see the sanctuary. There's a reason they're one of the number one things to do in the Palm Beaches.
  • I love what they do here. Everyone is passionate about the animals and take good care of them. The only thing I felt was lacking was more time to actually see the animals. We moved so quickly passed each animal, that it was hard to truly appreciate them.
  • Great place where they take care of animals. The animals look to be very well treated. The staff are super friendly, very informative and are open to answering questions. Though I am not sure why they let people hold a baby alligator with it's mouth taped closed. That was the only part that was questionable to me.
  • This was our second visit to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary and they don't disappoint. Our guide, Alexis, was amazing in the information she shared about each animal and her attitude towards each animal. You could tell she really loves the animals and what she does. You rarely find a place that's not a zoo where you can see exotic animals up closed. We have recommended McCarthy's to many friends and they all come back having had a memorable time!! Reservations are a must so make them in advance.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Can see lots of animals up close and personal. The keepers LOVE the animals and tell lots of great details about them. Highly recommended.

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