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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  • First have to say Kara our tour guide was fabulous with the animals, the visitors and especially the kids. She made sure that every person that wanted to hold the available animals got their turn. You...  more »
  • Have been to McCarthy's 2 times with visiting relatives. Great place to take grandchildren! Reservations are a must, but you will appreciate it since groups are small. Guides tell you about each anima...  more »
  • This was such an awesome experience. Our guide Tori, did an excellent job & was very knowledgeable. It’s always so delightful meeting people who love their jobs!! I would highly recommend this to anyo...  more »
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  • Brought an insured Egret there 2 days ago... unfortunately, his right wing was very badly insured... they took him gently out of the cage I brought him in... will find out tomorrow if they were able to save him.or her...Update: The Egrets shoulder was so badly insured, they had to humanely put him down. The group thinks, he might have flown into a car or truck... sad... 😔
  • This place was great! We love animals and animal sanctuaries and live right near by in West Palm Beach, but have never gone. We finally went and we're not disappointed. You get to hold and touch a ton of different animals: owls, kinkajous, snake, tortoises, birds. Plus the animals all seem happy and well taken care of and the people that work there are all extremely knowledgeable and seem to really care about the animals. The price is great for the length of the tour and the amount of animals you see and interact with. We are so happy we finally went. They are busy, so you need to book it at least a week in advance to get a spot but it's definitely worth it!
  • The tour was fabulous. They are doing wonderful things at this sanctuary. Kara, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and clearly loved these animals! It was a hands on experience. We got up close with a variety of the wildlife. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  • A rewarding experience to get up close and personal with exotic animals. Personalized tours, get to learn about history of each animal and their unique traits. The animals are all very well looked after and the entire complex is clean, professionally managed, and the guides are well versed in the background to the animals. A great experience for the whole family.
  • This was our third visit to McCarthys and was as fabulous as the first. The guides are engaging, and the animals are in the best of health and condition. This is the most up close and personal big cat experience that I know without needing your running shoes. Excellent.
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