ATTRACTION: Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
WHERE: 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: None.
PRICE: See below.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Phone: 561-575-3399
The Sanctuary's wildlife hospital is deigned to care for injured and orphaned wild animals. The goal is to provide the medical treatment necessary to ensure the recovered patients can be released back to the wild. These treasured creatures are an integral part of our natural environment.
Each year, over 4,400 animals receive medical care at the facility. Local veterinarians from Harmony Animal Hospital donate their time to provide medical and surgical treatment to many of the animal patients. Approximately 90% of the animals treated have suffered injuries directly related to humans. The most common injuries include car collisions, entanglement with fishing line, electrocutions and illegal gunshot wounds.
On the average, 30-35% of the animals treated recovers fully and are returned to the wild. Unfortunately, many of our patients suffer from traumatic injuries causing permanent impairments. Some of the rehabilitated animals not able to be returned to the wild become permanent residents of the Sanctuary.
Individualized Sanctuary Group Tour: Take a walk with the wildlife for a guided tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary. A naturalist will lead your group along the nature trails as you visit a variety of habitats with native animals from bald eagles to Florida panthers.
Your guide will educate your group about the natural history of Florida's wildlife. You'll learn about endangered species, predator/prey relationships and the need for conservation.
This is a one-of-a-kind unique opportunity to meet Florida's native animals face to face and to have all your questions answered by a knowledgeable naturalist.
Fee: $3.00 p/p w/$75 minimum.
Sanctuary Tour & Wildlife Program: Enjoy an up close and personal encounter with some of the Sanctuary's residents by combining a guided tour with an educational program in our Cypress Amphitheatre. This program provides your group a hands-on experience while learning about Florida's mammals, birds and reptiles.
Fee: $4.00 p/p w/$100 minimum.