Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

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At Oatland Island Wildlife Center, you'll learn about the wildlife and plants of Georgia and see 150 animals from 50 different species in their natural habitats. Follow a trail that leads through forests and marshes and see cougars, bison, alligators, bobcats, and birds of prey. Check out special educational programs offered for children and parents including animal encounters and storytelling. Visit an exhibit that features wolves, reptiles, armadillos, and flying squirrels or view more domestic animals in the farm area. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and many more Savannah attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Savannah travel route planner.
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  • Great place to visit. It helps if you can get a schedule ahead of time to see their many events. Quite the range of animals you don't see everyday. A good experience for couples and families.It's fun ...  more »
  • My husband and I spent a few hours walking the trail around the Wildlife Center. A very educational well kept area. We will definitely go back.  more »
  • We wanted to find a place to take our grandchildren, ages 3 and 11 months, for an outing while we were babysitting. Our grandson especially wanted to see animals and Oatland Island wildlife Center did...  more »
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  • Great way to spend a few hours on a weekend. Lovely walking paths with views of the marsh at various points. Smaller animal enclosures and aviaries are always viewable for the animals. Large cats are hit or miss for viewing (like most zoo type places). But great bang for your buck based on admission prices. Check out the events calendar for special weekend events. Those are lots of fun!
  • I recommend the Oatland Island experience for families & nature-lovers! Walk the salt marsh trails and see the animals! The delights along the trail include cougar & bobcat preserves, aviaries, wolves, & bison. We enjoyed strolling the trail. My only criticisms are suggestions. First, I think more signs along the trail to better help pedestrians find their way. Second, keep soap stocked in the restrooms. Otherwise, a fine, educational opportunity with a great natural backdrop!
  • Great choice for a relaxing, educational, fun filled day outside with friends or family. There are so many great animal exhibits and walking trails. Bring a bottle of water and bug spray though, it IS still Savannah after all. Special events and programs year round. It is available to be rented for private parties and weddings. Really cool place.
  • Really liked it here and my kids enjoyed themselves. The animals were all in their natural habitats. The wolves were my highlight since they are my favorite animal although I do not believe they are a Georgia native. Nature trails take you through Georgia forests and marshes and habitats are a safe distance from each other to not disrupt the other animals. The one thing I wasnt too keen on was the birds and their smaller enclosure. This is why I gave 4 stars instead if 5 😕 A larger area for them would be nice. But I do understand that the majority of these beautiful animals are injured or sick and must be closely observed.
  • Its a compact, zoo-like wildlife preserve with dozens of species in natural habitats, plus education programs, & summer day camps. They have some farm animals as well. There birds of pray & wolfs are beautiful, & a joy to look at. They have a wonderful trail to walk through woods, along the rive. The staff is very knowledgeable, & they don't have a high turn over rate of employees; so you get to see the same face when you go.
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