Come face-to-beak with our wildlife ambassadors. These permanent residents are former hospital patients. Due to the severity of their injuries, they are unable to survive in the wild. As ambassadors, they play an important role teaching people about the threats facing wildlife and what can be done to help prevent injuries to wild animals.
To give visitors a glimpse inside one of our working hospital suites, we offer a peek through 1-way glass into our nursery. The people and patients are real. You may catch a glimpse of feeding time. Other times patients are resting and may be inside their recovery areas. Rehabilitation enclosures are covered to minimize exposure to humans. The nursery is just one example of the many rehabilitation and recovery areas inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.
The Sapakie Wildlife Exhibits spark our younger visitors’ imaginations. Children love to put on a white lab coat, scrub in and wind their way through the new interactive wildlife hospital exhibits. There is plenty of information for adult visitors too. Guests of all ages enjoy the behind-the-scenes video about the variety of work occurring within the wildlife hospital.
Approximately 3,200 injured, sick and orphaned native animals are admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital each year. Click the "Learn More" button below to get a better idea of how we treat them.
If you are unable to donate money and you would still like to help, please see our list of items that are always needed inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital.
The team at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital relies on dedicated volunteers to help treat over 3,200 injured, sick or orphaned animals each year. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and challenging.
1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102
Monday - Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (ET)
239-262-0304 phone 239-262-0672 fax
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