About Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary


Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1989 by Werner Ebner. We are a volunteer driven Private Foundation registered charity dedicated to the survival of rare and endangered species. We are also involved in humane wildlife rescue and rehabilitation of animals involved in public concerns, and as always, we provide a safe haven for unwanted, abused and injured exotic and zoo surplus animals. At Bear Creek we house over 100 animals, some of which are the most beautiful and most rare species from around the world. If we have the ability to help any animal in need, then we are morally obligated to do so.

We believe that an understanding of the plight of indigenous, exotic and endangered species is critical to the future survival of life on earth. The greater the knowlege we have of the creatures we share the land with, the greater chance we have of preserving our way of life. Part of this enormous undertaking is the education of our children to understand and respect the value of the creatures around us. For many of the animals here, Bear Creek was the last resort prior to euthanasia.

We are authorized wildlife custodians through the Ministry of Natural Rescouces and Forestry.

We rehabilitate injured, orphaned and indigenous wildlife.


Happy 29th Anniversary, Bear Creek Sanctuary!

BooBoo - Black Bear Chico - Black Faced Caique Jinx - Red Fox Mommie Deerest - White Tailed Deer Nala - African Lion

Thank you for taking care of us Werner and Mary!


For outreach programs & presentations,
please call Mary Barros (705) 721-4730 or email Bear Creek Information