Since 2008, Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center has provided rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native Wisconsin wildlife for Washington county and surrounding communities. Wanakia specializes in most species of native songbirds, waterfowl, and birds-of-prey, as well as small mammals such as squirrels, opossums, and cottontail rabbits.

 Wanakia provides wildlife educational programs featuring live animals for any interested parties or organizations in the community. Click here to find out more….

To contact Wanakia Wildlife, feel free to call the center at 414-803-0388.

Our e-mail addresses include: wanakia@netzero.com  OR   contact@wanakia.org

We recommend calling the center directly with any immediate animal concerns:


My wish for all the Christmas season and through out the new year! Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy New Year from Wanakia Wildlife ...

In the storms of life... May your heart soar like an EAGLE 🦅 ⛅️

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Challenge for the day: How to keep one highly intelligent, curious, and energetic american crow busy?!? There are meal worms in both of the plastic toy beads. Meal worms are a tasty treat. She will have to pull the beads apart to get to all of the worms. Can she do it? Watch and see. Hmmm - if you can't figure it out just give it a few good wacks. (there might be a life lesson in that philosophy). Smart bird! ...

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THANK YOU to all who donated on #GivingTuesday:) THANK YOU to all who donate any time:) Be it the roll of paper towel, bottle of dish soap, bag of bird seed, volunteer hours, or words of encouragement all are much needed and truly appreciated. Update on feisty great horned owl VS determined wildlife rehabber: Owl:one, determined rehabber: score!!! He will pick at the bandage (not the stitches) almost nightly, we reapply daily! Be it the larger enclosure, the love triangle between my permanent great horned owls, (there's a lot of hooting going on in the evening) or he is beginning to tire of the game, for he is starting to leave the bandage alone too:) Just have to keep to those stitches in a bit longer. Fingers crossed! ...

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It's here!!! #GivingTuesday is here!!! The matching from Bill and Melinda Peet Neese Gates Foundation begins at 7:AM our time (8:00 AM EST). Every donation, no matter the size, helps US help THEM. All donations go directly to medical care, food, and housing for our wild neighbors in need. It truly takes a village to help the ill, injured and orphaned birds and animals. We couldn't do this with out your support. Thank You:) ...

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What am I looking at?? Our owl is on his side. The blue tape is holding back his feathers. The dark line is the line of sutures going up the leg into the main body. The orange and black vet wrap is protection against his talons in case the anesthetic becomes a bit light and he starts to move. Tuesday, November 28th is #GivingTuesday. The donate button is up and working! All donations go towards medical care for the animals at Wanakia Wildlife. This owl is just one example of the patients that we see here at Wanakia Wildlife. Thank you. ...

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Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center