Wildlife Release


Think Wild offers opportunities for families, students, businesses, couples and individuals to join private wildlife releases in Central Oregon. These are extremely unique moments to see wildlife up close, learn about the rescue and rehabilitation process, and witness a wild animal receive a second chance at life. 

Those joining us on a private wildlife release have the option to meet staff at Think Wild or at the release site. Some release sites are quite remote, so we can coordinate this based on your group's accessibility. Once at the release site, staff will introduce the animal and its rehabilitation journey, discuss natural history and habitat and answer any questions. We will lead a toast to celebrate the animal's second chance at life, and then participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on in releasing the animal. Click here for more information as to what you can expect at a wildlife release, and for detailed guidelines for all attendees.

Please fill out this form to sign up for an upcoming release. Please contact us at [email protected] with questions or special requests. We do require a minimum $100 donation in order to reserve your spot on the release due to the popularity and coordination involved with these special events.

You can also give a wildlife release invitation as a gift! Click here.