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Founded in 1994, the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is a special place right here in Butte County. Equal parts wildlife sanctuary, educational park, and research center, the Sanctuary is home to a remarkable assortment of non-releasable wild and exotic animals, many of them endangered species. Their animals have the potential to inspire minds and to change lives! They are only a few of our natural wonders that we are close to losing forever.
The Barry R. KIrshner foundation facility offers unique on and off-site educational programs across all learning levels, from preschool to professional. These programs are offered in nine languages. They also conduct non-invasive research on animal behavior, medical care and nutrition.
The Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a remarkable variety of non-releasable, endangered, and exotic live animals. Each animal is housed in an enclosure that far exceeds state and federal regulations.
To promote awareness on a local scale, the Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary houses a variety of species, including representatives from all across the globe.
Some of our native species include:
Global representatives include:
The Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to Coatimundis, Fennec Foxes, a Ring-tailed Lemur, a Wallaby, Black Bears, and an assortment of exotic birds and reptiles, including Burmese Pythons, an Alligator and an assortment of Tortoises.
Sanctuary Visiting Hours:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Sunday
Phone: (530) 533-1000
4995 Durham-Pentz Rd., Oroville, CA 95965
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580 Oro Dam Blvd. | Oroville, Ca. 95965
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