Speaking of Wildlife
Speaking of Wildlife

"Hands-on Wildlife Education in Ontario"

  1. MacGregor Point Provincial Park
    MacGregor Point Provincial Park
    Thanks for two wonderful wildlife presentations this year! Both our staff and our campers really love getting to learn from you!
  2. Melissa
    We loved having you and the animals this weekend for the birthday party. Such an amazing experience for the kids! The special gift was so thoughtful and will be talked about for months to come, I'm sure. Thank you again for sharing your love and passion for animals with us!
  3. Chris
    Well done! A real treat to experience.
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Forest for Maverick The Wolf
Speaking of Wildlife¬†(SOW) needs your help to give Maverick, a non-releasable Wolf, a permanent home at our Wildife Education Centre!​​
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  1. Licensed
    Speaking of Wildlife is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), holds permits with the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) and is inspected annually by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA).
Speaking of Wildlife was established in 1989 with a goal to educate the public about nature and wildlife in an interactive and exciting way. By 2000, Speaking of Wildlife had become a leader in the realm of live-animal outreach and was expanding with the creation of the Muskoka Wildlife Centre, a wildlife education centre that would be open to the public and allow visitors to experience the Canadian Shield, scenic trails and Ontario's wildlife all in one place! The centre quickly became an important local resource and a gem to those visiting the Muskoka area; welcoming over 300,000 visitors in just 13 years and reaching hundreds of thousands more through its well-established outreach program. While the centre closed its doors in 2013, its passionate staff simply could not let this resource disappear; Speaking of Wildlife continued, independently and under the direction of long-time Muskoka Wildlife Centre staff, to deliver its acclaimed educational programs with many of its seasoned Wildlife Ambassadors (some may remember wildlife legends such as Clover the Groundhog, Luna the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Sam the Snapping Turtle and Quillber the Porcupine).

Though the faces may have changed over the years, from Speaking of Wildlife to the Muskoka Wildlife Centre and back again, our mission remains the same.... to provide permanent sanctuary to animals that cannot survive in the wild, deliver up-close encounters with Ontario wildlife and to provide a lasting experience that is enlightening, inspiring and entertaining.