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Welcome to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center



June 22, 2015

Southwest Wildlife is very excited to announce that we will be able to continue educating the public at our Nature Center in northeast Scottsdale! We will be resuming programs June 27th with our Walk with Wildlife Tours and other programs but these will be on a very limited basis so please book early as they will fill fast.

Maricopa County has approved a temporary use permit which allows Southwest Wildlife to be open to visitors on certain days throughout the coming months.  We are extremely grateful for the showering of support from our SWCC community and Rio Verde Foothills neighbors during this time of uncertainty. 

Being able to share our Nature Center with others is very important to us—looking into the eyes of these animals truly does touch people in a way that is hard to describe and makes our educational wildlife programs unique and memorable.  However, the number of days we will be open to the public will be fewer and our guests must pre-register. 

Although the restrictions to the days on which we will be able to offer educational programs will significantly affect annual donations, we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to welcome the public to our Nature Center. 

If you would like to attend one of our inspiring educational programs, please click on our Visit Us tab above, to go to our calendar page, where you can view the educational programs we will be hosting over the next several months.

Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the wildlife at our Nature Center!  Remember, preregistration will be required, as space will be limited!


Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) rescues native wild animals that have lost their homes to development, or are found injured, orphaned, or abandoned.  When possible, the animals in our care are rehabilitated and released — healthy and wild — back where they belong.    

Those animals that could not survive in the wild can live out their lives at our accredited sanctuary.  We don’t buy, breed, sell or trade animals, nor are the animals for hire or used for commercial purposes.

We’re proud of our contribution to the recovery of an endangered species – the Mexican gray wolf.  As a holding facility, we offer space at our sanctuary to care for part of the captive population of this rare wolf, and participate as a member of the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP).

Southwest Wildlife shares its knowledge and passion about animals through education.  We hope not only to educate, but also to inspire people to learn about and respect our wildlife and conserve its habitat. 

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is run by a handful of staff and many dedicated volunteers. We are funded solely through private donations, fundraising and grants.


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