During an average year the Sanctuary helps over 1000 orphaned and injured animals including raccoons, deer, beavers, otters and other semi-aquatic mammals to name a few. Wildlife, when possible, are rehabilitated and released back into nature close to where they were originally found.
In addition to rehabilitating and releasing wildlife, the Sanctuary provides forever homes to animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to human interference. They have bears, coyotes, lynx, a moose and a pack of wolves, among other native species that will live the remainder of their lives at the Sanctuary.
While the Sanctuary is not open to the public, reservations can be made to join one of their guided group tours. These tours provide the unique opportunity to meet these permanent wildlife residents, hear their stories, and learn how to live in harmony with the wildlife. Tours are $20.00 per person (children under 5 free) and run approximately 1.5 hours with 2 km of walking.
To book a tour, or learn more about Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary visit www.aspenvalley.ca.
The Board of the Muskoka Ratepayers would like to thank Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary for reviewing and editing this publication.
Photo credits to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary for Austin and missymandel_photography for Honey Pot and Clover.