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Center Policies

  • No pets allowed (this includes therapy dogs).  Service animals are allowed in the Wildlife Center lobby area but not on the Raptor Walkway or on the Center grounds.
  • Please do not feed our animals. Wildlife Center animals are on special diets and human food might cause health problems.
  • Exhibit barriers are for your protection. Do not climb, stand on, or breach barriers or railings.
  • Help us keep our animals healthy. Please do not throw anything into an animal’s exhibit.
  • Please keep the Wildlife Center clean by placing all litter in the provided trash and recycling receptacles.
  • No smoking is allowed on the campus of Georgia Southern University, the Wildlife Center grounds, picnic areas, or playground.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on Center grounds.
  • Grills and outdoor cookers are not allowed during the rental of the Wildlife Center facilities.
  • Some Wildlife Center exhibits allow for the handling of animals. Please follow posted handling instructions, and do not remove animals from their exhibits.
  • Possession of raptor feathers without a permit is a federal offense. Please do not remove any shed feathers from the Wildlife Center property. Doing so could constitute fines or imprisonment as outlined by the Migratory Bird Act.
  • Do not run or roughhouse on the Wildlife Center walkways. Loud noises could startle the animals in their exhibits.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • For your safety and to help preserve the valuable plant and tree collection, please stay on the designated trails and walkways.
  • The Wildlife Center does not participate in wildlife rehabilitation. Please do not bring injured, orphaned, or nuisance animals to the Wildlife Center. Please contact your local Georgia Department of Natural Resources office.
  • The Wildlife Center may have free-roaming animals. Please do not poke at the animals, throw objects in the animal areas or harass the animals. These objects are harmful and may cause serious medical problems.
  • Visitors are encouraged to take photographs for their personal use and to share their memories with family and friends.
  • When there is direct contact with animals, it is very important that visitors use the provided hand sanitizer. This will help protect you and our animals from illness.

Last updated: 5/26/2021