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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  • 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 »
  • Our visit in Jan to McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary was amazing. I especially like the background the guide (Lisa) shared on how each animal was rescued. The animals are well-cared for and the whole.....  more »
  • 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.

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