Predators of the Heart is not open to the general public. Private tours are closed till further notice. When we are open again for tours a link will be posted. thank you for your understanding!
Virtual Field Trips
Education & Conservation
We pursue a simple dual mission
- We are a sanctuary dedicated to providing a permanent and safe place for exotic animals who, for various reasons, find themselves without a place to live.
- We are also an educational center dedicated to teaching children and adults about the critical role that wildlife plays in our overall environment.
Our Integrated Approach
-A deep dive into how and where these animals live in the wild.
-Age-appropriate explanations of what makes each of the animals unique.
-Development of an appreciation for – and respect of – the unique role that these animals play in the broader ecosystem.
Our aim is to help children to see that all of nature is connected and learn how we all play a role in helping each other thrive in nature. We also serve as a sanctuary for animals that cannot be reintroduced to the wild and need a safe and healthy environment to live out the remainder of their lives.
Education Tailored to Your Classroom
Four Unique Programs
We offer four distinct programs designed to supplement your curriculum to achieve your learning objectives. We have carefully designed these programs to encourage student participation. We love answering questions from the children! Each program provides a truly unforgettable learning experience.
We’ll introduce you to our South American ambassadors, including sloths, armadillo, giant anteater, coatimundi, vulture, and more! Students learn about these animals’ incredibly diverse survival strategies and their special roles in the complex web of nature.
Our most popular program allows students to spend an hour meeting our wolf ambassadors! We’ll discuss the successful Yellowstone wolf reintroduction program; we’ll learn what it means to be a keystone species and what happens when apex predators are missing from the ecosystem. We will also discuss the challenges wolves are facing today.
This program focuses on our amazing local biodiversity. Students will be introduced to opossums, porcupine, skunks, owls, wolves, bobcats, cougars and more! Together we’ll dig into the myths & misconceptions about these animals and discover how they work together to create a healthy, balanced ecosystem.
With this fully customizable program, you get to choose 10 ambassador animals that best fit your curriculum! Meet each one and learn about where they live in the world, what makes them special. We will focus on the role each animal plays in their native habitat as well as ways that we are connected to each of these special animals.