Our Facility

Started in 2003, our current facility houses over 60 animals and 25 different species, from Birds to Bobcat, Ferrets to Foxes, Snakes to Skunks - and we continue to grow. Every animal has its own unique story and reasons why they are here. 

All cages, landscaping, buildings, and walkways are designed and built to provide the best possible environment for our animal ambassadors. Along with our permanent staff, there are volunteers and dedicated interns all working together to make Wild Wonders possible. We also would not be where we are today without the incredible support of those who have donated specific time, materials, and funding. 

To utilize Wild Wonders as your possible Eagle Scout Project please contact us to set up a time to visit our facility and discuss options. 
Our Mission

  • To provide a licensed home for rescued and adopted exotic animals from Utah and around the world.
  • Educate the general public about the wonders of the animal kingdom 
  • Help to create a personal bond with wildlife so as to foster the responsibility of caring for our natural resources
  • To entertain groups of all sizes and allow up-close and personal interactions with wildlife

Based in Utah County, Utah, Wild Wonders is a state and federally licensed and insured, non-profit animal education facility. We provide a home for injured, displaced, non-releasable, and geriatric animals. These animals have become ambassadors to help educate people about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Wild Wonders is dedicated to the care and nurture of these special animals and in sharing their stories and their lives to all who wish to listen.
Our Educators

Sarah Jacobsen received her degrees from America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. This Exotic Animal Training and Management Program (EATM) is the only one of its kind in the nation providing extensive hands-on training and in-depth animal education with a variety of animals. 

Before EATM, Sarah worked at Hogle Zoo in the World of Flight bird show where she  trained, prepared diets for the birds, and performed in the shows. While at EATM, she did internships at the San Diego Zoo, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Wild Things Inc., L.A. and Santa Barbra Zoos, as well as maintained  EATM's 5 acre facility along with  other students and staff.

Seeing the joy and excitement in people's faces while teaching about the animals in her care inspired her to start Wild Wonders with her husband Spencer. 

Spencer Jacobsen has always had a love for animals and a passion for advocating the peaceful coexistence with wildlife. Working as a vet tech in California,  he became interested in the EATM program and asked for a tour of the zoo. As fate would have it, Sarah is the one who took him on that tour. 

Where Wildlife Comes to You

A Utah based animal rescue and education facility
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