Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue would like to acknowledge that the land on which we live, work, and play is on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek and Huron-Wendat Peoples. We respect the long-standing relationships that Indigenous Nations have with this land, as they are the original caretakers of the land. We are thankful to the First Peoples for sharing their land so we can care for the animals that call this territory their home.
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is nestled within the beautiful forests of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Sitting on 15 enchanted acres, our property is divided into two sections: our Nature Centre, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility.
Our Nature Centre is open to the public by pre-booked appointments only.
Soper Creek Wildlife’s Nature Centre is a fully outdoor experience which includes hiking trails through the forest, the rainbow bridge, the enchanted forest (animal ambassador homes) and a large picnic shelter for activities, workshops and meal breaks.
As our centre is completely outdoors, washrooms at this location are portable lavatories maintained by a third party weekly.
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION FACILITY
The wildlife rehabilitation centre is not open to the public as our goal is to successfully release the animals back into the forest. We need all species to have a healthy fear of humans, therefore we do not allow public access to these areas. Our volunteers also have limited access depending on the training levels they have completed.
Our wildlife rehabilitation center has a fully equipped quarantine facility, nursery, and outdoor enclosures designed to stimulate the animal’s natural surroundings.
The animals that come into our facility find themselves recovering in what looks and feels like home to them. Their enclosures are built directly within the forest and made from the surrounding living trees. We are able to recycle fallen trees, those that are deemed unsafe and those that pull resources away from the healthy forest population, and use them to create the most natural environment for the animals both permanently and temporarily.
The predators that come to us have the ability to practice their hunting skills before being released back into the wild. Small birds, rodents and reptiles are able to pass through their living quarters. While prey species can find security in the many hides located throughout the habitat. Each enclosure is designed specifically for the individual species' needs.
Each animal's mental and physical health directly affects their ability to heal and ultimately be released back into the wild.