Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah

Visit the Wolf Wilderness, Predators of Georgia, and Birds of Prey at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah. Groups will enjoy exploring animal exhibits, gardens, and greenhouses during scientific programming, including the circle of life, salt march, forests, and freshwater habitats, biodiversity, and more. Learn to use a compass and read a map to discover hidden treasure on the grounds! Older campers will be able to explore fields such as chemistry, physics, zoology, and geology in a hands-on, exciting way at the zoo. History programming is also available in 2 log cabins from the 1800s, where groups may try their hands at candle making, hearth cooking, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410. Chatham County. Tel: 912-395-1212. Web: www.oatlandisland.org. Hrs: 10AM-4PM, daily. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-12th. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2.5 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 

Zoos Fun Facts

The giraffe’s tongue is black to prevent sunburn while eating in the hot sun. Their spots, which are as unique as human fingerprints, are designed for camouflage. They also need less sleep than any other mammal, using the time instead to browse for food.

When visiting the zoo, be on the lookout for the clever ways that the animals have adapted to their surroundings and developed traits that help them to survive.

Most zoos provide free educational resources to make your trip more meaningful; some offer group tours. You can also ask about animal feeding times or other events and plan your trip accordingly.