Wild Things Grow Animal Refuge and Reserve is open to the public. Unlike many facilities of this kind, our goal is to educate the public about our native wildlife by giving them an opportunity to get up close and personal. The Animals you will meet here are hand-raised rescue animals that are not suited for release in the wild because of their close affiliation with humans. Wild Things Grow is Free to visit. We don't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to meet these wonderful animals and feel the love. We ask that you make a donation if you are able, to help feed and care for the animals here. For most urban dwellers, their closest contact with native wildlife is the dead dear or raccoon on the side of the road. We see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for people of all ages to meet the "other animals" they share the planet with in "their" environment. Let me assure you, visiting a zoo is a sad substitute. Caged animals will NEVER behave in a natural manner. They are aware that they are captives, regardless of how well they are fed and cared for. There are no caged animals here, and no barriers between you and the animals. Sound Dangerous? No more so than visiting your new neighbor and meeting his pet dog for the first time. All animals can be unpredictable, but animals raised in a loving environment are always less likely to show aggression. It is also important to know that these animals are not aggressive toward one another. Thats right! We have predators and prey, living, eating and sleeping together in one big happy family. Before you visit, you will be required to sign a liability waiver. Unfortunately, human behavior is more unpredictable than our animals.
Call 910-470-1949 for more information and visiting hours