Wildlife

Jekyll Island is a state park with acres of wilderness. It is not uncommon to encounter wildlife while on the island. Please remember, when you visit Jekyll Island, you are a guest in this wild habitat. Treat all wildlife with respect. Feeding, harassing, approaching, injuring or removing any wildlife, including alligators, deer, turtles, raccoons, birds, and snakes is against the law.

Wildlife Assistance
The Jekyll Island Authority has staff who are trained and experienced in responding to a variety of wildlife concerns, complaints, and emergencies.  Please call the contacts below if you see an injured, sick, or dead animal.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Stranded or dead sea turtles and marine mammals
800.272.8363

Jekyll Island Wildlife Response
General wildlife concerns and alligators, snakes, and turtles.
912.222.5992

Live Birds and Mammals: Raccoons, deer, bats, hogs, cats, foxes, etc.
Conservation Department
912.635.4178 or 912.635.9384