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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary ...more than just a place to see animals, it's a real wildlife adventure!

Posted by Cindy Spee on Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 3:40pm.


The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary introduces awareness of Florida’s natural ecosystems and wildlife to the community.  It is a facility that brings wildlife and individuals together.  This unique Sanctuary provides free comprehensive medical and rehabilitative care to wild animal patients with the ultimate goal of returning the recovered animals to their natural habitats.  All of the resident animals at the Sanctuary were injured or orphaned and due to the severity of their injuries cannot be returned to the wild.  The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments.  The programs are informative, educational, entertaining and designed to educate the public with information to maintaining their safety when dealing with Florida's natural wildlife, while also protecting our wildlife.  The programs are ideal for all ages.

There is an education center with a resource library, an outdoor amphitheater, and an animal hospital which treats injured animals.  Visitors can visit the Sanctuary and participate in environmental programs, tours, and exhibits.  Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands.  Along the trails are wildlife habitats exhibiting a variety of native animals from eagles to panthers, crocodiles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more. The Sanctuary is dedicated to provide a learning experience about Florida's wildlife through tours of the facility.

Some of the wildlife at the Sanctuary are there for re-habilitation while others are permanent residents due to injuries obtained while in the wild or were illegally owned pets and are no longer fearful of humans.  Some of the animals residing at the Bush Wildlife Sanctuary are:
• Alligators
• Bald Eagle
• Bobcats
• Crested Caracara
• Crocodiles
• Deer
• Falcons
• Florida Black Bear
• Foxes, Red and Gray
• Hawks
• Opossum
• Owls
• Panthers
• Parrots
• Raccoons
• River Otters
• Skunks
• Snakes
• Vultures
• Wild Turkey


The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
at Loxahatchee River District
2500 Jupiter Park Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone:  (561) 575-3399

The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
Visiting Hours
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free

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