Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Scottsdale: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Reviews: 5/5

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
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Tours by appointment only. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility specializing in wild mammals. Over 70% of the animals that come into our center are returned to the wild. For those that cannot be released, we offer a home for life in our sanctuary. We conduct guided tours of our sanctuary by appointment only. Reservations are required and can be made on our website under the Visit Us tab.
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2-3 hours
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JW
7 contributions
Great experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Wonderful experience ! Great work some very friendly, kind souls are doing there for the animals Thank you :)!!!!
Written June 13, 2021
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Mark B
Scottsdale61 contributions
Worth the Visit!!
Jun 2021
The guide was excellent. Informative, educational, great back stories. We lived in the area for 14 years. Some of the SW Conservation Center's guests might have wondered through our backyard :). We didn't realize that they not only take care of wild animals to be returned to the wild, but also those that can no longer safely go back. Sad, but heartwarming at the same time.
Definitely worth a visit, and a LARGE donation.
We loved it, and highly recommend.
Written June 13, 2021
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Susan B
Uruma, Japan11 contributions
Loved our SWCC visit
Jun 2021 • Family
Southwest Conservation Center was a great place to visit! We have an aspiring veterinarian in our family, and found SWCC online shortly after moving to AZ. It was further away than we thought but we finally made it out there to visit, and so glad we did! The work they are doing to help rehabilitate the local wildlife is amazing. It was so educational and exciting to learn all about the work they are doing and of course visit with the animals. Worth the trip for sure!
Written June 11, 2021
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Chris F
1 contribution
Educational and engaging.
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a wonderful hidden gem! Our private tour was a treat and brought us up close to many active and unique animals. The docent was very knowledgeable and engaging throughout the two hour tour. Our 5, 9, and 11 year olds had a blast! I would highly recommend this to anyone in or visiting the Scottsdale area.
Written June 10, 2021
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Brandon P
Scottsdale, AZ13 contributions
Howling at the Moon!
Apr 2021
Such a great evening to spend with friends! It was fascinating to learn about these beautiful animals. Each one had both a tragic and uplifting story told best by the volunteers so passionate to care for them. We especially enjoyed the moonlight tour with the different howling sounds and active behavior. A must visit for locals and visitors alike.
Written June 8, 2021
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laandx1
Phoenix, AZ8 contributions
Amazing and Important Facility!
Jun 2021
Frist of all, and to me the MOST important element, all the people working at the facility cared deeply about the animals in their care! The services this organization extends to Az wildlife is amazing and so very important! Secondly, the tour we took was educational and gave insight into just how much work these people do for sick and injured animals of our desert. It's an amazing facility that I wish did not have to exist as wouldn't it be wonderful if human/wildlife interactions did not leave the wildlife often in need of a place like this?
Written June 7, 2021
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Julie B
Louisville, KY5 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jun 2021
We had a wonderful time! The staff were very informative and nice. This is a very interesting place to visit to get a view of local wildlife and support their rehabilitation services.
Written June 6, 2021
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MelB
1 contribution
Fabulous experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is an amazing place. The work the team there do to rescue and rehabilitate animals in peril is truly phenomenal. Please visit and help them with their fund raising or just donate if you can’t visit.
We have completed 2 separate private tours with 2 groups of visitors - one in April, and one in June, and both were exceptional - Robyn was our guide on both occasions - she is marvelous - friendly, knowledgeable, fun, and helped us to have an up-close encounter with the resident animals there that can’t be rehabilitated - ranging from bears and mountain lions to foxes and coatis. We learned a lot from our experiences, and will happily return time and time again to show our support.
Go and visit - you won’t be disappointed :)
Written June 5, 2021
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Michelle S
1 contribution
Fun tour for the whole family
May 2021 • Family
An absolute fantastic tour! Our 2 hour tour allowed us to see so many animals native and non-native to Arizona (coyotes, wolves, foxes, mountain lions, bears amd so many more). Our tour guide, Marcia, was so knowledgeable about the facility and animals (the animals and their history). She had "treats" to give to some of the animals so we were able to see them quite close. The facility does have quite a lot of shade, which helps for those concerned about the heat. Just the amount of information we learned was so fascinating. Very fun, appropriate for the young and young at heart! It is a walking tour, but no steps required.
Written June 1, 2021
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Elizabeth
1 contribution
superb!
May 2021
This was such a wonderful experience! The groups are small, the tour guides are extremely educational, and one will see almost all of the animals close up. Black bears, mountain lions, etc. Bliss!!!
Written June 1, 2021
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