Oatland Island Wildlife Center
In the 18th century, the area on which the center now stands was once nothing but cotton farmland. However in 1927, a massive white columned building was constructed to house the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors in their retirement, but the 2nd World War took its toll in which time the home became a public Health Services Hospital and later still, the Center for Disease Control. About 40 years ago, the property was purchased by the public school system when it became the educational facility it is known for today. Each year, visitors are treated to a relatively rare peek inside the world of Georgia wildlife. Oatland Island is the home of approx. 50 species including Cougar, Bobcats, Red Fox, birds of prey, alligators, wolves and bison…many of whom are recuperating from injuries / sickness. For a modest entrance fee, an enjoyable walk through acres of trailed pathways permits every guest the opportunity to see some of these animals living, though protected, in their natural habitat. Easily accessible and well signposted from downtown Savannah or Thunderbolt on the President’s Expressway. Open every day from 1000–1700hrs. Last ticket sold at 1600hrs.Read more
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