Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis is excited to announce that it will begin operating small tours and programs again starting in July 2020. Following statewide restrictions implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the center ceased all in-person outreach and education activities in March. Chintimini Wildlife Center recognizes the value of outdoor recreation and advocates for experiences in nature that are vital to the well-being of community members. We offer a safe environment for guests to view wildlife, explore our woodland trails, and unwind at our shady picnic area.
Following the statewide guidance published last month for zoos and other outdoor entertainment facilities, the Center has implemented protective measures including the following:
- Thorough and frequent cleaning of outdoor seating and high-touch surfaces
- Online scheduling to eliminate the need for in-person paperwork and payments
- All tour programs feature non-interactive exhibits only (no need to touch anything!)
- Limiting visitations to one tour group at a time with a maximum of 10 people per group
- Requirement for guests to wear masks while interacting with their tour guides and/or raptor handlers
Individuals or small groups can learn more and book a tour or program at https://www.chintiminiwildlife.org
Though the Center’s wildlife rehabilitation hospital has continued to operate without interruption, staff and volunteer schedules continue to be modified to ensure physical distancing, and masks and frequent cleaning and handwashing are enforced. The Center is still available to receive injured and orphaned patients, but rescuers are encouraged to call the Wildlife Hotline at 541-745-4325 to receive advice and/or complete admission paperwork over the phone. Patient admissions are facilitated in the Center’s parking lot kiosk with minimal human-human contact. The Center has admitted almost 1,500 wildlife patients so far this year.
We also want to share the most recent update on an exciting local story involving a Bald Eagle who was rescued by Oregon State Police and brought to us for care:
Please direct inquiries to:
Chintimini Wildlife Center
311 NW Lewisburg Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
Office: 541-230-1220 | Wildlife Hotline: 541-745-5324
Protecting and celebrating Oregon’s native wildlife since 1989!