Exotic Animal Issues
If you have a captive-raised exotic animal in need of permanent refuge, please complete an animal adoption questionnaire and we will respond with further information and/or instructions as quickly as possible. If we are not able to help the animal(s) you are inquiring about, we will do our best to help find an alternative solution.
Orphaned, Sick, Injured or Nuisance Native Wildlife Issues
We are not a licensed, or equipped, to assist with native-born "wild" animals. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises that "the apparent lack of an adult does not mean a young animal is alone. Adults often leave their young safe in nests or dens while they forage for food but rarely are they abandoned. If a young animal is found, leave it alone. The adult will return when the area is clear."
For inquiries about local/native wildlife, or to locate an Indiana licensed wildlife rehabber, we recommend exploring the Indiana Department of Natural Resources web site to locate resources and options.
When paid positions are available, they will be posted here.
Visitor / Program Inquiries
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to most common questions. Use of our website Search box at the top right corner of this page may also help you find the information you seek. If you still cannot find answers to your question on this web site, you may call our office at (260) 636-7383. We return most calls within 24 hours, and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If we are not available to answer the phone, please leave a detailed message, including your phone number (we do not have caller ID). You may also use the form below to submit your inquiry electronically and we will reply at our earliest opportunity, typically within 24 hours. Thank you.
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