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Saving our wildlife, one life at a time!

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned.

Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild. 

Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine, including advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. 

See more About Us and Our Mission

We are open to the public by appointment only for guided tours. Book your tour today!

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operated by a small full-time staff and a large group of dedicated volunteers. 

SWCC is funded solely through private donations, fundraising, and grants.


Keep up with what's happening!

PLEASE READ this update to our COVID-19 policies and procedures. Here is the notable difference:

All SWCC staff, volunteers, and guests must wear face masks correctly over their nose and mouth at all times. This includes children age 2 and older. Adults with kids aged 2-5 years must make a reasonable effort to assist the child with wearing a mask. Anyone not willing to comply with this policy will be asked to leave SWCC.

Thank you for all of your support during the pandemic. Thanks to your kindness and compassion, we are keeping our invaluable Animal Care and Clinic staff and volunteers healthy through this crisis so our animals will receive the daily care they need.

The results of the naming contest are in - meet Nocona, the newest lion to join the pride at SWCC. Read his story and the meaning of his name in this post!

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