Apr 27

Muskoka Wildlife Centre


The Muskoka Wildlife Centre is an interactive learning park, not a zoo. It is simply for families & interest groups to learn and explore more about Ontario’s wildlife. Muskoka Wildlife Centre is 100 acres of landscapes and exhibits of our natural world located in Severn Bridge; 20 minutes North of Orillia, Ontario. Most of the animals that live in the Centre were left abandoned or injured where they were not able to be released because of their condition. The ‘hand-raised’ and sociable; as staff call friends live year round at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre in what they call home; with its comfortable realistic natural enclosures. The park features a picnic area, gift/snack shop, food vendor and on-site & off-site interactive wildlife programming.


American Toad, Badger, Bald Eagle, Barn Owl, Beaver, Black Bear, Black Rat Snake, Blanding’s Turtle, Bobcat, Box Turtle, Bull Frog, Cottontail Rabbit, Cougar, Eastern Fox Snake, Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake, Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle, Fisher, Five-Lined Skink, Flying Squirrel, Garter Snake, Great Horned Owl, Green Frog, Grey Tree Frog, Groundhog/Woodchuck, Kestrel, Leopard Frog, Lynx, Northern Map Turtle, Marten, Milk Snake, Moose, Northern Bob White, Painted Turtle, Peregrine Falcon, Porcupine, Raccoon, Raven, Red Fox, Red-Tailed Hawk, Saw-Whet Owl, Snapping Turtle, Spotted Salamander, Stinkpot Turtle, Striped Skunk, Turkey Vulture, Wolf, Wolverine and Wood Turtle.

ON-SITE Interactive Park Programming

The Muskoka Wildlife Centre On-Site Program allows all visitors to experience an opportunity to interact and learn more about the seen wildlife in the park. Offered several times daily; this On-Site Program can feature seeking a bird of prey flying demonstration, wolf howling or even ‘Meet the Creature’ session where the workers provide full information on the creature. Visitors also have the opportunity to talk to the park rangers who take care of each individual animal. Their has also been programs for certain teachers, outdoor educators, students, Guide/Scout groups and elementary/secondary schools.

OFF-SITE Interactive Programming & Live Animal Outreach

Since 1989 ‘Speaking of Wildlife’ a.k.a the Off-Site Interactive Program has been Canada’s largest ‘live-animal’ program that has traveled across Ontario doing entertaining and educational presentations through thousands of groups. Of every presentation the educators bring some of the most interesting creatures from the park which gives the audience a better understanding and appreciation of wildlife today. The subjects may include anything from animal adaptions, social activity, habits and threats to nature.

The Muskoka Wildlife Centre is filled with staff and sponsors. To be apart of this amazing culture and to experience outstanding wildlife factors go to the website, they would love to have you.

Starting May 22, 2010 they will be open 7 days a week.

“Here at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre, we believe people protect
only what they love and can love only what they understand” – From the website

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