Oatland Island Wildlife Center
The Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah is home to more than 150 animals from 50 different species. The animals are exhibited in large natural habitats along a rustic trail through forest and marsh lands. The “Wolf Wilderness” exhibit features gray wolves, armadillos, flying squirrels, screech owls and a selection of reptiles.
Along the trail are cougars, bobcats, bison, alligators, red fox and birds of prey. Cows, sheep, goats and rabbits can be viewed in the “Georgia Farm” area. The center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education and is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The center is located 5 miles east of Historic Downtown Savannah on President Street (Islands Expressway).
It encompasses a total of 175 acres with a 2 mile-long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitat with over 60 animals that are indigenous to North America. Some of these animals like the eastern timber wolf and Florida panther are considered endangered species.
The Center is used primarily as a field trip site for students and is also open daily to the public for self-guided walks, except holidays, from 10 until 4 p.m. The Center is located 5 miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway at 711 Sandtown Rd.