McCarthy and his animals (over 170 currently). At this
sanctuary you will see a wide range of animals comprised
of large cats, various birds and numerous reptiles. Mark
McCarthy, the owner, has been working professionally
with animals since 1972. Since starting out as a reptile
keeper in South Florida to working with large animal
dealers and private collectors, Mark has been sharing his
love of animals with the public. He opened McCarthy’s
Wildlife Sanctuary in 1990 and has been educating the
public with wildlife programs ever since. So, if you have
time to visit while in West Palm Beach, give Mark a call.
As well as a sanctuary, McCarthy’s is a rehabilitation facility
that delights in releasing healthy animals back into the
wild. Many birds have been rescued and released back to
wild after receiving the help they needed.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (Jupiter)
Busch Wildlife is a rehabilitation facility for injured animals
and home to those who can’t be released back to the
wild due to their injuries. Busch is home to such animals
as the Bald Eagle, Panthers, Foxes, River Otters, Snakes,
Black Bears, Alligators and various other native Florida
species. Take a stroll along the path to view the permanent
animal residents and view the bears along the nature trail.
Come back one evening and take their “Night Walk” – by
reservation only though.
Now, please take a moment and see if you can help any
of these fine sanctuaries with a donation or a visit. These
four centers are not the only animal sanctuaries or services
that could benefit from your donations this time of year
or any time of year for that matter as well as after that
horrible hurricane – your local animal shelters, your local
zoos or one the many local animal rescues could use your
assistance. Remember, the animals need a little holiday
love this time of year. Can you help out?
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