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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  • The wildlife center was very nice place. The staff was nice and very informative of the history and the animals. They had a class where you could touch some animals and get educated about some of thei...  more »
  • Amardillo was missing from it's enclosure, red fox exhibit was closed. Ledbetter pond was an algae covered mess, so you couldn't see any aquatic life, but we did get to see alligators, birds of prey, ...  more »
  • We visited based on travel guide recommendations. This is more of an educational opportunity for children. There is limited wildlife and over half of the exhibits did not have any animals as advertise...  more »
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  • An amazing trail hike with beautiful rescued animals. The facility is a non for profit and worth every penny! They take care of several species of animals that can no longer be left in the wild. Great for families and pack a bag with sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks. There are vending machines and I believe you can bring your own packed lunch as well. We loved it!
  • Decent day at oatland wildlife preserve. Although they were filming the poison rose at the main building at we were in a thunderstorm, we saw everything we could. The wolves were very active today and we were able to see them when being fed. For an extra $2 we were able to interact with an armadillo, an indigo snake, and an alligator inside the main building. For a special treat, they brought out one of the bald eagles. Pretty awesome.
  • We enjoyed our visit to the center. Several animals to see at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend it for a family outing or for anyone who just loves animals! We paid the extra $2 for the animal encounter and it was well worth the time and money. The only negative things were that one exhibit was closed and we didn't have time to see a couple others because they close so early (4:30PM). There's a good bit of walking involved and some unlevel ground. Some areas would be difficult for people mobility issues to navigate. Overall, it's still a nice place to spend the day.
  • We live nearby and have visited multiple times over the years. Self guided and they give you a map to follow. For us, its a the best way to learn about and get up close to a variety of beautiful species in an environment where they are respected, cared for, and not forced to do tricks for ones amusement. Oatland Island takes great care in providing for the animals that reside there. Many of which are ones that may have been injured/unable to be rereleased. Yes, a few of the animals, like the birds, are in smaller enclosures, but its explained why. Otherwise, i think the size of their enclosures are all actually very decent. We love all the animals, but the wolves are our favorites . You can take lunch with you and eat at the picnic tables there. Be sure to bring bug spray, bottled water and good walking shoes . Also, take a bathroom break before going on the trails. You can easily spend 1-2hrs here.
  • I was surprised how nice the place was. It is handicap accessible. The program was very informative and if you like could touch some of the animals. It was interesting to find out that Chatham Co. owns the property and the visitor fee pays for the care & upkeep of the place.
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