About the Wildlife Center

The wildlife center has the tortoise adoption program, animal ambassadors and is sometimes the first stop for sick and injured wildlife.

are you ready to help?

Your generous donation will help the Wildlife Center in accomplishing its mission of caring for our wildlife ambassadors.

creature feature events

You can get up close with wildlife at our Creature Feature Events! These are wildlife viewing events, and speaker events, from bat-nettings to bighorn sheep tours, there is something for everyone!
Price: Varies based on classes.

desert tortoise adoption program

Adoption facilities in Phoenix and Tucson.

Questions about adopting a tortoise, call 844 896-5730 or email for information to TAP@azgfd.gov.

desert tortoise adoption program

Each year the Arizona Game and Fish Department adopts out hundreds of captive desert tortoises that are surrendered to the department. These tortoises cannot be released back into the wild because captive tortoises can transmit diseases that can decimate our wild population. Desert tortoises are nontraditional pets, but are fascinating animals and families can gain an appreciation of desert wildlife by caring for a tortoise and watching its natural behavior.

Want to Get Involved with Wildlife Conservation?

Volunteer your time, or donate to help us with conserving and protecting our wildlife. When you purchase a hunting or fishing license online, resources go back into wildlife conservation.

donate to wildlife conservation

With your help, we can continue to conserve & protect Arizona’s wildlife.


volunteer for projects

If you have a passion for wildlife and want to help us conserve and protect it, we’d love to have you on our team!

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