Several native animals with permanent disabilities live in enclosures along the center’s outdoor exhibit trail. Residents include bald and golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, owls, red foxes, groundhogs, raccoons and opossums.
Willowbrook is home to two state-threatened sandhill cranes. An enclosed wetland bird habitat houses the cranes and serves as a unique educational experience.
Willowbrook’s butterfly garden showcases landscape ideas to attract native and migrating butterflies and other wildlife to the backyard. The exhibit is provided with support by the University of Illinois Extension’s Master Gardeners.
A self-guided tour, Willowbrook’s Nature Trail teaches visitors about wildlife and the prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland habitats of DuPage County. A 0.5-mile outer loop and a shorter inner loop travel through 40 acres of restored habitats.