World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park

#10 of 62 in Wildlife in Missouri
World Bird Sanctuary is both a unique St. Louis attraction and entertaining environmental education opportunity. With over 305 acres and over 200 animals in our care, we offer a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. World Bird Sanctuary’s mission is to preserve, protect and inspire to safeguard bird species as part of the global community for future generations. Our vision is to create a world where diverse bird species are secure and thriving in a variety of stable ecological communities. We work to fulfill this mission through our six core competencies of sanctuary services, education, rehabilitation, propagation, research/field studies and advocacy efforts.

The World Bird Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides refuge to over 270 residents and rehabilitation and emergency care for up to 400 patients every year. We receive no state, federal or county funding and rely on donations from the public, corporate and foundation supporters to achieve our mission.
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  • Love this place!!! My kids and I have been visiting WBS for 10+ years and every visit is a delight! FREE admittance though donations are appreciated. The entrance gate is unattended, but there is a do...  more »
  • I took my 6 and 7 year old grand daughters there. They did enjoy seeing the birds and being able to walk between the exhibits. Looks like there is a lot of work being done, which is good as the cages ...  more »
  • What a great way to spend an afternoon! We saw the show and it was both fun and educational. The staff is so nice and enthusiastic about what they do. All of the birds are AMAZING! Clean facilities and accessible to all. Tons of Pokemon Go stops and gyms as an added bonus.
  • What a wonderful place! Early morning is the best time to visit to avoid the crowds and often can see the birds being fed. Eagles, vultures, emu, falcons, hawks and more live until they can be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Those that can't safely be returned to the wild due to their injuries get to live out their lives here in a safe and healthy environment. The staff here really seem to enjoy and take great pride in their work and are excited to share their efforts with the public.

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