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For more than 30 years, Octagon Wildlife has rescued over a thousand animals.

Just a Note while they are Closed!

I keep them posted as they do hopefully hope to open soon and access to the the donations page helps – Here’s a glimpse into the delay for opening from the Management – ‘Thanks for reaching out to us about our reopening. Right now, we are remaining closed due to the susceptibility of COVID with exotic animals. Many people don’t realize that cats even hippos can get it very easily. We don’t have a date to reopen as of yet, but are making adjustments to our safety fences, and other things around the sanctuary so that when we do reopen, it will be safer for our animals.
We are all still wearing masks and gloves, it’s mandatory as we work with our animals with cleaning and feeding, which would be very difficult to require from the public if we were open.’ — Hope that helps and Please consider a visit to the donations page until they reopen.


octagon-wildlife-punta-gorda-banner Welcome to Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary where our mission is to provide a safe haven for exotic zoo type animals and to ensure they live out their lives in a healthy, stress free, clean and loving environment.     Since 1978, Octagon has been taking in discarded and many times mistreated animals. With continued support from our volunteers, the community, and donations from visitors like you, we look forward to continuing on with our mission. Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is located on Horseshoe Road in Punta Gorda, FL just west of State Road 31, directly across from the Babcock Ranch entrance.       Octagon is not affiliated with any other organization in the state of FL or otherwise. The board of directors are unpaid volunteers as are the people who care for the animals, the sanctuary grounds, and maintain the website and other social media. All the animals in our care reside here. To minimize the stress on the animals and ensure their safety at all times, we no longer bring animals to a location for promotional purposes. Families, seniors, individuals – pack a picnic lunch and spend the day at Octagon. We are wheelchair accessible and have beverages available for purchase, on Saturdays (year ‘round) and Sundays (Nov-May).  All other times please feel free to bring non alcoholic beverages with you. There are multiple areas to sit, eat, relax, or cool off at the misting stations. Please check the weather before you come, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately!   Admission: Adults $10, Seniors 55+ & Kids 8-17 $5, Children 7 & under Free (cash/check only)   Hours: Monday-Friday 9-noon  (no appointment needed) Saturdays 11:00-4:00 (All year ‘round) Sundays 11:00-4:00  (November thru May)  Closed Sundays (June thru May) Closed Christmas Day and During Hurricanes   For further information: (239) 543-1130 or visit our website:


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