Several native animals with permanent disabilities live in enclosures along the center’s outdoor exhibit trail. Residents include bald and golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, owls, red foxes, groundhogs, raccoons and opossums.
Willowbrook is home to two state-threatened sandhill cranes. An enclosed wetland bird habitat houses the cranes and serves as a unique educational experience.
Willowbrook’s butterfly garden showcases landscape ideas to attract native and migrating butterflies and other wildlife to the backyard.
A self-guided tour, Willowbrook’s Nature Trail teaches visitors about wildlife and the prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland habitats of DuPage County. A 0.5-mile outer loop and a shorter inner loop travel through 40 acres of restored habitats.