The Wildlife Sanctuary


435 Cougar Ln.
Ellijay GA 30540


  • Includes Tours: $8.00


The Wildlife Sanctuary
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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.

Tours of our wildlife sanctuary must be scheduled in advance to see the resident animals. Please call 706-276-2980 at least one (1) day in advance of your planned arrival to confirm that a tour guide will be available. Private tours can be scheduled year-round by calling the office at 706-276-2980. The facility 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

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  • Family-Friendly
  • Open Year 'Round