A sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. And for many wildlife animals, sanctuaries become necessary places to survive as they’ve been displaced, severely injured and oftentimes, kept as pets illegally. The Wildlife Learning Center here in Southern California is one of those beautiful places that gives not only a home to creatures that need one, but a safe and true to their natural habitat forever home.
Meet Lola The Sloth
Lola lives at The Wildlife Learning Center and she’s as happy as a clam. I mean, I’m sure a sloth can be unhappy, but I would have no idea what that would look like. Lola came to the center by way of living in someone’s shower stall as an illegal pet, and she’s probably the best face for the center.
When my 3rd grader was working on her science project this semester and she told me she chose to highlight the Rain Forest and the Sloth, I knew we had the opportunity to go and actually pet one! And really, we all do!
The WLC has up close and personal animal encounters available for a super special experience for your family. You do need to make reservations for these encounters and they are on a first come, first served basis…and they book up! But, I highly recommend enjoying these animals.
There are many animals that you can encounter, including the sloths, the neighborhood giraffe, an adorable owl and more 🙂 For details on the animal encounters, check out their info page here.
Experience Wildlife Learning Center
This wildlife sanctuary is a non-profit organization supported by you. With every person that walks in the door to visit and learn about these beautiful animals, they’re able to help give them what they need. It costs the center about $3000 a day to feed all of the animals that are in their permanent care, and thanks to all of us, they’re able to do so, so your visit counts on many levels!
WLC is great for birthday parties, family outings, school trips, camps and more. They host yoga with animals, photography classes, interactive tours and many more ideas to help shape a special experience.
For more information and to check out everything they have to offer, visit https://wildlifelearningcenter.org/.