Amazing experiences and hundreds of exciting new exotic animal friends await you in this 50-acre park!

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve welcomes you with natural ponds, lush landscaping, and wandering Ambass-zoo-dors, eager to indulge inquisitive guests. Get curious about everything from bears to boas, macaws to monkeys, panthers to pythons, and alligators to zebra.

These amazing animals are our extended family and vital ambassadors for their species. Through our personal style of exhibits and education, we know that they will be your extended family too.

Together, we can make sure all the wild animals enjoy the future they deserve.

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Catoctin Wildlife Preserve is supported by the Global Wildlife Trust whose mission is dedicated to broadening human understanding of the animal world. This is achieved through immersion in naturalistic habitat recreations and educational programs using live animals and instructional tools both on-site at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and through presentations in the greater community.

We strive to provide the highest level of competent care for its resident wildlife ambassadors and to support the conservation of their wild counterparts in unspoiled habitats. We are committed to this mission because we believe promoting harmonious coexistence of all species is our duty as stewards of the Earth.

News from the Blog

Giant Snake Gets Hand-Delivered to New Home at Preserve

Giant Snake Gets Hand-Delivered to New Home at Preserve

She’s longer than an average SUV but won’t be able to travel to her new home without some help. “Sasha,” a female Reticulated Python, was recently donated to Catoctin Wildlife Preserve by her owner. Now that her medical quarantine and observation period is almost...

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Exhibit Renovation continues for The Wolf Woods

Exhibit Renovation continues for The Wolf Woods

The Wolf Woods is biggest of the all new habitats on the list of improvements and renovations for this year. Because it is an ambitious undertaking, the plan is in three phases. The first phase is the habitat for the wolves. It consists of fencing for the enclosure...

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