Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Willowbrook Wildlife Center provides care and medical treatment to injured, orphaned and sick native wild animals.
The visitor center and access to the trails from Park Boulevard are closed while a new center is being constructed, but the animal admittance area is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday – Tuesday and 9 a.m. – noon Wednesdays. (Phone hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.) It accepts most wildlife patients, but please call 630-942-6200 first before coming. The admittance area is closed on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Because we're moving our resident animals from the exhibit trail to their new homes behind the scenes here at Willowbrook (Don’t worry; they'll still get daily, high-quality care but in a less stressful environment.) the outdoor exhibit trail is permanently closed.
Wildlife Rescue Advice
If you find a wild animal exhibiting signs it needs help, first call Willowbrook Wildlife Center at 630-942-6200 to determine if the animal truly needs assistance. Recordings provide information after hours, and additional assistance is included on this webpage.
Willowbrook may have species-specific admission criteria. In the case where an animal does not meet that criteria and is unable to be treated at the center, we may be able to help rescuers and other agencies find other licensed wildlife rehabilitators or referrals.
Help our staff care for and rehabilitate native wildlife and educate visitors about living in harmony with wild animals.
Your generosity supports the medical treatment and rehabilitation for more than 9,000 animals each year.
Be Our Community Partner
As a Friends community partner, you can help us connect people to nature in DuPage forest preserves.