Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Scottsdale
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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (“SWCC”) offers a home for life in our accredited wildlife sanctuary, the largest sanctuary for animals native to the southwest in the United States. SWCC is the only sanctuary in Arizona capable of caring for large mammals such as black bears, mountain lions, and Mexican gray wolves. As an accredited sanctuary, SWCC must operate under strict and rigorous guidelines with respect to animal management and care.Find out how to plan Scottsdale trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
SWCC is funded through donations and grants and we appreciate on the hard work of countless volunteers.
Policy Regarding Comments on SWCC’s Facebook Page:
SWCC welcomes open dialogue on our Facebook page, and respectful interaction is encouraged. However, any inappropriate, inaccurate, profane or disrespectful dialogue will be removed. SWCC maintains that any dialogue on its Facebook page is the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of SWCC, its employees or board of directors.
Please also note: Anyone who bullies other people on our page will be deleted and banned. This Facebook page is our own personal page and the laws of "free speech" do not apply to a personal Facebook page, despite so many who think they can post and say anything they want to and we have to leave it. That is NOT the case. They get deleted and banned without explanation.
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Reviews
Many thanks to the staff for the exciting educational tour of the SWCC facility. I visited with my three teenage children and we all enjoyed learning about the animals and what is being done to protec... more »
We visited the SWCC yesterday (my kids are 12,14 and 15) and found it to be a wonderful sanctuary for some beautiful animals! Our guides, Diane and Mimi, were very knowledgeable and made the tour so e... more »
We are now big fans of Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. We brought three generations of our family together to learn about the rehabilitation of injured wildlife. It was bonding for us as a family to experience the wonder of goodness that this sanctuary offers to needy animals. It was two hours of a personal tour (thank you, Penny), that taught us a newfound love and respect for animals unique to the southwest. All the animals were awesome and interesting, but the large turtle won my heart! Gratitude and thanks go out to all the passionate people who have made this open to the public. We will definitely plan another trip here, will donate to the cause, and will recommend it to others! ---Jane B. Johnson
This place is awesome! The tour was great, lots of fun info on the animals. They really know their stuff. Advanced purchase of a tour is required. The bobcats were so cute!
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