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Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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Wear a bright yellow or orange shirt and Goliath the tortoise will follow you around

Well what can we say? Goliath the tortoise is the star of the show. For a tortoise he can show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KV1234
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London
What a great place to visit and learn about these wonderful animals.

I have followed this place for several years and finally got the chance to visit and take their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kbjb80
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Tours by appointment only. Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility specializing in wild mammals. Over 70% of the animals that come into our center are returned to the wild. For those that cannot be...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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27026 N 156th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85262-9524
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+1 480-471-3621
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Southwest is mostly the cheapest airfare you can find, but don’t expect much . They have no movies,games, charging outlets in the flights. This last time we went, they told us, they didn’t have time for refreshments. We didn’t get the refreshments nor the peanuts,...More

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Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Looks like you meant to leave a review for Southwest Airlines! Hope that you can come visit us here at our wildlife sanctuary in Arizona that next time you are in the area!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what can we say? Goliath the tortoise is the star of the show. For a tortoise he can show quite a turn of speed if he thinks there might be a carrot to be had. He's not completely sure what a carrot looks like...More

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Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing us such a glowing review! We hope to see you back on a future tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have followed this place for several years and finally got the chance to visit and take their tour. Our guide provided background stories on all of the animals. They took great care to point out that they want these animals to be in the...More

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Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming out on a tour with us and leaving a great review! Hope to see you again on a future tour!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conservation center houses wildlife that all have stories. From babies that were separated from their mother, wild animals that were raised by idiots, and animals that couldn't cope in the wild due to injuries. Extremely educational, and to think it all started due to...More

2  Thank William M
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a positive review and giving a great overview of what we share doing our tours!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the Full Moon Tour on Aug 25 and had a wonderful time. The folks who run the Center obviously care deeply for the animals in their care and do a great job at rescue and rehabilitation. We can highly...More

2  Thank Passenger78922
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Full Moon tour with Cathie! Thank you for leaving us a review, and hope to see you on a future tour.

Reviewed 3 August 2018

This center houses rehabilitated animals with the hope that they can be re-released back out in to the wild. Animals that are not able to be re-released are taken care of here for the rest of their lives. They are not funded by the government...More

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Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for visiting us and thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited twice nice, most recently for a full moon tour. Most importantly, this place is doing great work and your tour helps support that. While they are able to rehabilitate and release most of the animals that come into their care, the tour provides...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the tour at the conservation center. I truly have to say I learned a lot and our conservationist, Liberty, did a wonderful job explaining things and answering questions. This is a tour for all ages and you won’t be disappointed...More

1  Thank mathtchr
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Liberty! Thank you for leaving us a review, and we hope to see you on a future tour!

Reviewed 17 July 2018

A local gem and one we should be proud to have in our community. This is an amazing place doing amazing things. They rescue native wild animals that have lost their homes to development, or are found injured, orphaned, or abandoned. When possible, the animals...More

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Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for visiting our sanctuary and leaving us such a fantastic review! Hope to see you again on a future tour!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

We had a wonderful tour learning about local wildlife, the amazing work the volunteer group does, and learning how to help keep these animals safe.

1  Thank cro528
Don C, Manager at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to come out and visit us! We hope to see you back at a future date!

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Response from gretchen320 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Cathie! It was great meeting you too, we appreciate the work that you do and really enjoyed the tour!
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
The earlier in the day you go,the better chance there is to see more animals, due to the heat.
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