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:


Foster mom's hard at work! Thank you Elliot for rescuing the seven mallards. Thank you Heckendorf Family for helping corral the great horned owlet. ...

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Good Bye my Friend. After a long recovery period at Wanakia Wildlife, today was your day. The best gift I can give you is your freedom. The band on your leg will be a guide if you need future assistance. Fare thee well red tailed hawk. ...

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The first baby robins of the season have arrived! Remember: Not all baby birds that wander are lost. Parents will continue to feed even when the little ones are on the ground. Listen, baby birds are noisy! They will chirp continually so the parents can find them. If they chirp for over an hour they may need assistance. If you have a baby that is silent it has been fed. Gotta love 'um:) ...

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Endurance Training Time!! We disturbed our patient's bath to encourage him to exercise those flight muscles. I thought we could give you a "tour" of our newest flight cage too. Wanakia has had the pleasure to work with the most talented Scouts. Thanks Sam and Noah!! After a long recovery period our hawk has room to use his flight muscles once again. Enjoy:) ...

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This spectacular release was brought to you by: Pat and Jared who found the bird, Nick at the DNR who drove the bird to Wanakia, Brook-Falls Vet hospital for a thorough exam, Michael Nelson of Troop 80 in Menominee Falls for construction of the flight cage to test her abilities after flying through a glass window, and last but not least Mother Nature for creating this red shouldered hawk. Such a gorgeous bird! Back home again at the Schomisch Farm in Waupun! Thanks everyone:) ...

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Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center