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Review for Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary Inc., Tampa, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Had a great experience bringing my students here! We got to learn about the pet industry, bonding with rescued and surrendered birds, and more. At the end of the day it warms your heart to know there is a place where these birds can be loved, a place that picks up the ethical slack that the breeders and traders leave behind.

The birds have tons of space in their enclosures and more importantly had tons of socialization with the other birds and with the man who cares for them. Magic was super knowledgeable about the birds and was great about answering our many random questions. My students especially loved holding the birds and talking to them, looking into their eyes and getting to share an experience with these creatures face-to-face without contributing to the injustices of the pet trade.

I can see where other reviewers might judge this place based on the surrounding land-use, but keep in mind the purpose of this sanctuary - to provide these birds with a safe and loving home to live out the rest of their days. Zaksees accomplishes that. Is it a little off-the-beaten path? Sure, but the birds hardly seems to mind ;)

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