Peace River Wildlife Center is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates and shelters injured native wildlife.
Located in Punta Gorda at Ponce de Leon Park, this organization is striving to help native wildlife by nursing injured animals back to health, and releasing them back into their native habitat.
Approximately 2000 injured, orphaned or displaced animals are brought here every year. Most of the animals are released back into their natural habitat once they are rehabilitated. If for some reason they can not release them back into the wild, the Peace River Wildlife Center becomes their home.
While they do have a lot of fun animals here, they don’t turn away any native wildlife, with the exception of alligators and poisonous snakes. They have animals like vultures, crows, opossum. and hawks.
Most of the work that goes on at the Peace River Wildlife Center is behind the scenes in their hospital and surgical areas, which is off-limits to the public.
They offer tours and educational programs daily starting at 11 am.
The Peace River Wildlife Center does not receive any government funding. A substantial part of their funding from a recycling program. They accept aluminum cans and recycle them for profit. They accept cans seven days a week.