Wapi and Lyle, American Beavers, spend their afternoons leisurely chewing on tree branches and swimming in their pond. The bobcat, Taz, intently keeps watch from high upon his platform. And the majestic bald eagle, Kili, reminds visitors of the many freedoms we enjoy every day.
Along with more than 60 other birds and mammals, Wapi, Lyle, Taz, and Kili live in the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park at the Howell Conference & Nature Center.
The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park was born from our mission to help injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public to become better stewards of our natural world. The Park provides a permanent home for birds and mammals that cannot be returned to the wild due to an injury or being too tame.
All of the birds and mammals who call the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park home serve as educational ambassadors to the Park’s 20,000 visitors each year. In addition, many of the Park’s wildlife residents go on more than 200 off-site, live birds of prey and mammal programs presented by the Howell Conference & Nature Center each year throughout Michigan. And “Woody,” Michigan’s official Groundhog Day groundhog, is also a resident!
Throughout the half-mile path that winds through the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, fox, porcupine, coyotes, groundhogs, opossums, owls, hawks, falcons, and more enjoy habitats specifically designed to mimic each animal’s natural environment. For example, the barn owl habitat is actually a barn made from real barn wood.
Be sure to bring your camera!
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. There is a suggested donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children to tour the park, all proceeds support wildlife
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Call 517-546-0249 for more information.