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 is our 4th trip to McCarthy's. Each visit was great. It's obvious that the animals are well taken care of and the staff truly cares about them. This year had a couple new additions, a lion cub an...  more »
  • Alexis was our tour guide and gave a well-informed tour. We learned a lot about the animals and how the sanctuary obtained them. We are grateful that such a place like this exists where the rescued an...  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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