Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
1O525 Clapp Simms Duda Rd. Orlando, FL 32832
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
*Closed to the public on Major Holidays
For Wildlife Assistance
Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge is available to assist in rehabilitating and releasing injured or orphaned animals. We accept injured and orphaned FL native wildlife Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm. Please call ahead, (407) 568 – 5138. For after-hours emergencies, you can text (954) 415 – 8948. If you have found an injured/ orphaned wildlife animal, please bring it to us, or contact us for assistance and information about how to properly handle a rescue situation. Call aheads are required for raccoons and deer, due to limited space. You can also contact Orange County Animal Services at:
Orange County Animal Services:
(407) 836-3111 or dial 311 from your local area phone
2769 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839-2162
Please be aware that any rabies vector species will be euthanized IF picked up by Orange County. Back to Nature does NOT euthanize these animals unless necessary. Please DO NOT handle rabies vector wildlife such as raccoons, bobcats, foxes, otters, skunks, or bats without gloves. Back to Nature is not responsible if you are bit or scratched by a rabies vector species. You must contact your local health dept.
Rabies Vector Species: Any mammal commonly known to carry the rabies virus without showing any symptoms.
Florida Health Dept. lists the following as “rabies vector species” : Raccoons, bobcats, foxes, otters, bats, and skunks.