Giving New Jersey's Wildlife a Second Chance


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We have nominated Tracy Leaver & Woodlands for the Rare Life Award, presented by Eagle Rare Bourbon Whiskey. This honor is given to those who exhibit Courage, Leadership, Survival, Heroism, Devotion and/or Character. Winners will receive a medal, presented at a reception given in their honor, $5,000 for their charity, and be featured in Eagle Rare promotional materials. One grand prize winner will win $50,000!

Judges will choose winners and votes count for 20% of our score.

Please visit and click "Vote Now"! It only takes one minute and no sign ups are required! You can vote once every 24 hours, through Dec 5th so vote often. Spread the word through your social networks and friends and set reminders to vote daily. Every vote counts!


Baby Season Is Here! Click the photo below to view our Wild Patients 2017 Album!

Woodlands Documentary

Very exciting news! Woodlands is proud to announce that Second Chance: The Story of Mike the Orphaned Bear Cub has been nominated for an Emmy in the documentary category!

We are pleased to announce that the documentary about Woodlands been published! This documentary highlights the special story of "Mike and Ike" the bears and the work done at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. For us it is cathartic and it will always amaze us what a difference a single animal can make. Many thanks to Andre and his fine work and to the rest of the NJ Advance Media and team. Your dedication to this project is truly appreciated.


Visit our newly updated gift shop for great gift ideas such as 12 NEW wildlife pendants, candles, Woodlands apparel, foster programs, handmade pot holders, porcelain figurines and more!
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Foster An Animal Today!

Foster a wild animal for yourself or someone special and make a lasting impact on wildlife preservation
while helping our organization continue to save hundreds of animals every year.
Take part today and help wildlife get a second chance.




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In Memory of Mike

Address: 676 County Road 513 Pittstown, NJ 08867 P: 908-730-8300 F: 908-730-8311 Email:

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