The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is one of the best to Scottsdale charities around and one of my personal favorites. Southwest Wildlife’s mission is to care for and rehabilitate desert animals and creatures that have been displaced or injured. The goal of Southwest Wildlife is to get the animals healed and released back into nature. For the animals where release is not going to be feasible, a home in Southwest Wildlife’s sanctuary is available.
Currently, there are Mexican Gray Wolves, bears, lion cubs, bobcats, javelinas, coyotes and more in residence at Southwest Wildlife. You can call ahead to book a tour or take advantage of one of the events coming up below.
OCTOBER EVENTS AT SOUTHWEST WILDLIFE
– October 10, 2012 – Creepy Critters of the Desert
From 9-11AM on October 10th, there will be a special program called Creepy Critters of the Desert. You’ll get a chance to look at all of the critters that send many of us in the opposite direction when we see them. Learn about snakes, tarantulas, scorpions and more and how the contribute to the desert environment.
– October 20, 2012 – Wolf Awareness Week Starts
Saturday, October 20th kicks off Wolf Awareness Week. There will be two tours at 11 AM and 1PM. You will get to learn a lot more about wolves, participate in hands-on activities and take part in a special tour of the work Southwest Wildlife sanctuary. Southwest Wildlife currently is caring for 15 endangered Mexican Gray Wolves.
– October 27, 2012 – Halloween Enrichment Party
This is one of the most fun events of the year. On Saturday October 27th from 10AM-noon, participants will make Halloween-themed treats for the various animals onsite. After they are ready, you will take a tour of the sanctuary and get to watch the animals enjoy their spooky treats. Super fun!
All of the above paid events have limited space and require pre-registration. Please be sure to visit the Southwest Wildlife website or call the Education Department at (480) 471-3621 to check on availability and pricing.
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
27026 N. 156th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Information and Reservations: 480 471-3621