LITHONIA, Ga. - It’s just a quick, 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, but AWARE Wildlife Center in Lithonia gives guests the experience of being a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
AWARE Wildlife Center is located in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, and is dedicated to the mission of preserving Georgia’s native wildlife through rehabilitation and education. Staffers there provide medical care to sick and injured animals, including deer, rabbits, foxes, and owls. AWARE also exposes children to native wildlife through regular school programs, held at the Center’s outdoor amphitheater. Guests can also tour the facility every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for free, although donations are welcomed.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning exploring AWARE Wildlife Center and learning a little bit more about the animals being cared for at the facility.