Wildlife center would include grizzlies

On a more distant horizon than the raptor renovations — at least 10 years away — are preliminary plans for the development of an interdisciplinary wildlife center.

Initial plans call for combining parts of the raptor and grizzly bear programs with the Conner Museum at a site east of the current grizzly bear facility.
The center tentatively would offer an educational/visitor center as well as veterinary clinical facilities, retail space and food facilities. The separate Carver Farm building would remain the primary facility for rehabilitation of wild birds.

“The Pacific Northwest is an area rich in wildlife,” said Stauber. “It only seems fitting that it should have its own center for raptor and wildlife disease research.”

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