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Desert Oasis

Check out the desert animals worth celebrating, enjoying, and preserving.

Nestled among the rich landscape of the Sonoran Desert is an oasis for native wild animals. The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is open to the public and is a place of respite for injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife. Their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals while educating the public on conservation and local wildlife. Animals who aren’t safe to return to their natural environment call Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center home and welcome you to come to say hello!

The Conservation Center is currently located on 10 acres of private property in Scottsdale, with exciting plans to expand to a larger 25-acre facility as part of the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. When you visit the park, plan to spend two hours in the shade meeting a variety of native species including coyotes, bobcats, foxes, javelinas, hawks, owls, Sonoran desert tortoises, mountain lions, black bears, mule deer, coatimundis, and more. The Center’s tour guides are well-educated on the species and love to introduce people to the animals and share their stories.

The Sonoran Desert is an especially spectacular place to celebrate Earth Day this year April 22nd, as it is the most life-dense desert on the whole planet! The variety of unique plants and animals here is worth celebrating, enjoying, and preserving for future generations.

The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit organization that is able to rescue, rehabilitate and house native wildlife through generous donations and a dynamic team of volunteers who all share the same passion: saving wildlife, one life at a time.

If you’d like to learn more, donate or schedule a guided tour at The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, visit southwestwildlife.org

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