Historic High Country / Ellijay

The Wildlife Sanctuary

435 Cougar Ln
Ellijay, GA 30540

  • Woodstock Presentation

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  • Bear Cubs at 7 weeks

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  • Too Cute!

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  • Cuddly Bear Cub

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  • Up Close with a Lynx!

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  • What an Experience!

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  • Ferret & Baby Opossum

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  • The Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Screechy the Owl

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  • Canadian Lynx

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  • Bear Time

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  • Burmese Python

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The Wildlife Sanctuary is Georgia's largest wild animal rescue, rehab and release facility for cougars, panthers, black bears, lynx, bobcat, deer, fox, squirrels, flying squirrels, opossum, skunk, reptiles and birds of prey. Some animals cannot be released and are permanent residents of the sanctuary. In addition to its lifesaving work, the sanctuary conducts programs to educate young and old alike about the importance of our wild indigenous wildlife.

Private tours can be scheduled year-round by calling the office at 706-276-2980. The sanctuary is open to the general public for guided tours every Sunday, June through September from 12 noon until 4 p.m.. The sanctuary's wild animal amphitheatre show, Your Wild Friends, at 1 p.m. and 2:30 is held on the second Sunday of each month, June through September. The facility also has on-site bunkhouse and tent camping at Camp Wildlife for one to five nights, where you might hear some of the wildlife sounds of our nocturnal residents. There are also more than a dozen special programs for campers that can be found on our website at www.thewildlifesanctuary.com.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

    Includes Tours $8.00

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information