Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center
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Red Wolf Pups Born at Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center


Red Wolf pups at Sewee Center. Credit: Raye Nilius/USFWS Great News! The Sewee Center is excited to announce that four endangered Red Wolf pups are thriving! The captive breeding female, fondly known as "Lilly", recently gave birth to six pups of which these four survived and are growing by leaps and bounds each day. The Red wolf viewing area at the Center is currently closed to allow the new Mom quiet time to adjust to her family. Call the Sewee Center at 843.928.3368 or visit for updated information on the pups.



  Reptiles of the Forest Wildlife Adventure May 11, 1:00-3:30 pm; May 24, 9:00-11:30 am! Hike along I'on Swamp Trail and discover the reptile living in the remnants of Wythewood Canal and Swamp. Book your hike with Nature Adventures Outfitters at 843.568.3222 or visit
  Bulls Island Sunrise Photography Expedition April 19 5:00 am, May 3 4:45 am. Book your trip with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.coastal
  Songbirds of the Swamp May 11, 9:00-11:30 am. The Neo-tropical songbirds are migrating back to the forest - colorful warblers, vireos, tanagers and other woodland species. Two-mile birding walk at I'on Swamp Trail. Call Nature Adventures Outfitters at 843.568.3222 or visit
  Bulls Island Multi-Day Expedition May 16-18. Explore a remote barrier island within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The island is teeming with wildlife and breathtaking vistas. The only way to access the island is by boat. Lodging is within the historic dominick House. Guide service, meals and transportation are provided. Spaces are limited. Book your weekend with Coastal Expeditions at 843.881.4582 or visit
  Where the Wild Things Are April 27 & May 31, 9:00-12 noon. Explore the Tibwin Plantation, hiking through the forest and around abandoned rice fields. Animals and their tracks plus flora and fauna identification. Book your hike with Nature Adventures Outfitters at 843.568.3222 or visit
  Historic Lighthouse Tour Sunday July 6 12:00 am. Book your trip with Coastal Expeditions at 843.884.7684 or visit www.coastal
  See the Sewee Events page for detailed information on these and other events scheduled in April and May.









Two Red wolf sisters. Credit: Salisbury Zoological Park. Sewee Red Wolves!

The Sewee Center is home for four endangered Red wolves. Two sisters arrived at the Center from the Salisbury Zoological Park on November 1, 2012. Growing up at the Salisbury Zoological Park, MD, the endangered siblings don't shy away from admiring viewers. On May 21, 2013 a male and female arrived from the captive facility at Alligator River NWR. The male sired three pups in 2012 and hopes are high that pups will be born at the Center in 2014. With a population of approximately 300, the Red wolf is one of the most endangered animals in the world today.

Red wolf sisters.
Credit: Salisbury Zoological Park



  Image of Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/ USFWS
  Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS

See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Jointly operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service,the Sewee Center showcases the valuable ecosystems of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest and provides educational opportunities
and a pleasant experience for all ages.

What the Center Offers:

  • Exhibits featuring forest to sea ecosystems
  • Live endangered red wolf viewing area with interpretive panels
  • Classroom and laboratory designed for lectures and hands-on experiments
  • Recreation Information Center
  • Book sales outlet
  • Auditorium - an orientation film introduces you to the Forest and Refuge
  • Nature trail - a one mile loop trail encompasses the pond, red wolf enclosure and wooded area surrounding the Center



South Carolina Lowcountry Refuges Complex - News from "Life in the Wild" in Volume 6!

Life in the Wild is the newsletter for the Cape Romain, Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin, Santee and Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuges. With over 115,240 acres, these unique public lands encompass pristine barrier island beaches, rich salt marsh estuary and riverine ecosystems, and forested freshwater wetlands. Learn about how we manage these special areas for wildlife and people in our Life in the Wild Newsletters. Get Outside! Our latest edition, Volume 6, highlights recreational activities to be enjoyed on the Lowcountry refuges. Whether it be hunting, fishing, birding and other wildlife watching, or just being "out there", there's many opportunities for you to connect with nature. View the newsletter and earlier editions by clicking on the links below. Want to read the newsletter like a magazine online? If so, visit Enjoy!


Last updated: April 17, 2014
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