Wildhaven Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary, education and visitation center for endangered and indigenous wild animals. It is operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
The Ranch is open to the public year round on Saturdays for Wings 'N" Things program and Fridays for Bear Watch sometimes starting in the Spring and continuing to the Fall. Reservations are required. Please call 909-337-7389
We are NOT open all week long to the public
unless reservations and special programs are
scheduled. The public cannot just show up
at the Ranch. And self guided Tours are Not
The program begins at 1:00 PM on Fridays (weather permitting) with an educational presentation regarding how to live with California Black Bears in your neighborhood and in our surrounding forest and mountain community.
Then it's on to visit the black bears up close and personal!
MISSION AND PURPOSE
Wildhaven’s mission is
to preserve the wildlife indigenous to the San Bernardino Mountains
and to leave a valuable heritage to our future generations.
Wildhaven Ranch purpose is to provide a protective environment where non-releasable wild animals can live out their lives in safety and peace.
You can help us achieve both. Visit "How You Can Help" page.
To Contact Executive Director call (909) 337-1391
VISIT US AND 'LIKE US' ON FACEBOOK!
SNICKERS, THE ORPHAN BLACK BEAR
Snickers was the result of a black bear mother trying to make ends meet for her family by breaking into cabins where food was left at the window ledge or on the stove nearby. Unfortunately, the resident called a government agency and received a depredation permit to shoot the mother bear, leaving Snickers at twelve pounds to fend for herself. Eventually Snickers came to live at Wildhaven as an exhibit animal.
The Wings 'N' Things program begins promptly at 1:00pm each Saturday. The tour of the ranch animals is approximately 90 minutes, but at times, usually due to participant interest, can be a two hour tour.