Wolf Park is a nonprofit education, conservation, and research facility which was established in 197
Operating as usual
🐢Let's Rewild! | Saturday, June 4- 10 & 10:30am
This Saturday! A fantastic opportunity to learn from the folks from the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation WREC, Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, and the Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Taskforce - TICT
Learn how to rewild your backyard- Sign Up!🦆
Congratulations, Pat Goodmann!🎉 Finally, after all these years of hard work and dedication to Wolf Park, we honor you with your very own reserved parking space! Thank you, Pat! ❤️👍🎉🐾
Dr. Doug Smith | June 25th 9:30am
A long-time friend of Wolf Park and Yellowstone Senior Wildlife Biologist Dr. Doug Smith is coming to Wolf Park!
Spend a morning learning, enjoying a delicious brunch, and being surrounded by Wolf Park ambassador animals.
Dr. Doug Smith’s new book, “Yellowstone Wolves: Science and Discovery in the World’s First National Park”, will be available for purchase on-site for a book signing. (Photo credit: NPS)
Save your seat- this is going to be good!
Celebrate Gardening for Wildlife month with a Seed Kit from Sown Simply 🌿 The Youth Seed Kit- flowers and veggies! Check out the Herbal Tea Kit & The Herb Kit. Available at Wolf Park Gift Shop, or online: wolfpark.org
Wolf Park is very excited and grateful...the summer interns have arrived! 🎉 Our interns come from all corners of the country. A fantastic opportunity to learn about animal training, husbandry, and ethology. Learn a lot, get your hands dirty, have fun and make life-long friendships. Glad to have you aboard, welcome! ❤️ https://wolfpark.org/support/internship/
☀️ Summer Camp- Exploring Ecosystem 🦋 June 30-July 1 & July 7-8
Our staff and interns working on perfecting summer camp activities. Have you signed up? There's still a few spots available for Grades 4-5, check it out! 👉👉👉 https://wolfpark.org/exploring-ecosystems-summer-camp/
🌿Bison Specialty Tour | Saturday June 4th- 9:45am
Book your spot on the trail to see our bison herd enjoying green pastures, learn about their history; once historically native to Indiana and other cool facts about bison.
Bison tours are scheduled for the 1st Saturday of the month. Sing Up! https://wolfpark.org/bison-specialty-tour/
Posted @withregram • @nationalwildlife Eastern Monarchs Show a Positive Outlook 👍
The latest results of the annual survey of eastern monarchs overwintering in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, located in south-central Mexico, showed they occupied an estimated 2.84 hectares of forest during the winter of 2021–22. 🌎
“The positive survey results reported by WWF Mexico are a bright light for this iconic species. Unfortunately, monarchs continue to face a series of natural and man-made challenges that cannot be underestimated,” said Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón, chief monarch recovery strategist for the National Wildlife Federation. ✅
5 Tips to Help Eastern Monarch Butterflies: ⭐
🦋 Gardening for wildlife by planting native milkweed and native nectar plants.
🦋 Reducing the use of pesticides.
🦋 Encouraging local leaders to join the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge.
🦋 Engaging in community conservation actions such as habitat restoration, education, and outreach.
🦋 Enrolling in monarch conservation, and community-based science opportunities in your community.
Read more about our statewide monarch strategy or get involved in a tagging on our website /monarchs
Making progress on the
Wolf Park Turtle Garden!
🌿Special Tour | Saturday, June 4- 10 & 10:30am
Learn about our animals and their ecosystem and how to remove invasive species from your property, create a rain garden and install a rain barrel. Special guest from Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, and the Tippecanoe Invasive Cooperative Taskforce. 💦
Follow the Pack to Rewild Your Backyard | Wolf Park Join Wolf Park’s classic tour, with a spin. Learn about our animals and their ecosystem, as well as how to remove invasive species from your property, create a rain garden, and install a rain barrel.
How about a sunset stroll through Wolf Park?
Love a real romantic. ❤️
Stroll along the trail through Wolf Park as the sun sets on the day. You might catch a glimpse of wolves playing chase or hear a chorus of howling.
Wolf Park members receive free admission. Just bring your membership card. 🐺🦊
Twilight Self-Guided Tour | Wolf Park Take a self-guided tour through Wolf Park as light fades and our animal ambassadors become more active.
Photos from National Wildlife Federation's post
Have you met Marshall, the new gray fox?
This weekend would be a good time to come out to Wolf Park.
The weather calls for sunshine- let's get outside!🌞
Friday & Saturday Howl Nights: https://wolfpark.org/howl-night/
Follow The Pack Tour: https://wolfpark.org/follow-the-pack-tour/
Open Memorial Day! 🇺🇸 wolfpark.org 🐺🦊
Starts next week- June 1st!☀️
Next Generation Wildlife Advocates Summer Camp
Maybe your teen would like to pursue a career in wildlife conservation?
Here's their chance to learn about wildlife careers, our ambassador species, animal training, wildlife conservation, and the value of becoming a wildlife advocate.🐺🦊🦬
For students ages 14-17 👉👉👉 https://wolfpark.org/next-generation-wildlife-advocates/
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"Great place to visit. We took a 50-minute guided walking tour. It was very entertaining and educational.
Our guide was Lucas, who did a fantastic job. He is very passionate about conservation and told a very interesting story about his first face-to-face visit with one of the wolves. Great experience and we're hooked. We plan on returning with our grandchildren."
George A.- Google Review
Thanks, Lucas- Good job! 👍
We're open on Memorial Day! 🇺🇸 Schedule a visit! wolfpark.org
More to "Shellebrate! The Wolf Park Turtle news! 🐢 wolfpark.org
Some nice turtle footage from the Saint Louis Zoo 🐢
What do you do on ? You Shell-e-Brate! 🥳🐢
Get your World Turtle Day Party Pack, get some good turtle tips & learn about protecting turtles, tortoises, and their disappearing habitats around the world. 👉👉 https://www.worldturtleday.org/
Stay tuned for some terrific turtle news from Wolf Park! 🐢🐢🐢
Seed Kits from Sown Simply 🌿
Herbs- gotta have summer herbs. Nice sprinkling on a fresh tomato salad Let's garden for wildlife! Available at Wolf Park Gift Shop, or online: wolfpark.org
Wolf Park Hosts “Wolf Pack” from Norway
by Pat Goodmann
This past April, Wolf Park was privileged to host three visitors from Langedrag Naturpark in Norway. Langedrag displays several species of native Norwegian wildlife, offers dog sledding experiences, and a farm school where children can learn about farming and living with the land. Tuva Thorson is the owner, her daughter, Marie, works at Langedrag, and Vemund, who oversees their dog sledding program, spent several days with us at Wolf Park.
Langedrag Naturpark has exhibited wolves for decades but has not alwayLangedrag Naturpark Tuva wanted a chance to compare notes with some other facilities in America that specialize in showing and caring for wolves socialized to humans.
Tuva was very interested in how we socialize our wolves since different facilities often have other criteria for their animals. Dr. Klinghammer, when asked for advice, always insisted that both men and women be involved in raising wolf pups so that they would be comfortable with both sexes. This practice is essential if the wolves have a change of caregivers or veterinarians.
When rearing pups, their handlers must consider what sights, sounds, smells, and events they may encounter as adults. Ideally, it would be best if you prepared them by exposing them to these things but do it so that they are not overwhelmed by these experiences.
Tuva knew that training and enrichment could help keep wolves physically and mentally active in human care. She was interested in learning how we did it. Animal caregivers love talking shop both because it is a chance to swap animal stories. No matter how experienced you are, there is always the possibility of picking up some new-to-you helpful information.
Teaching our animals “consent behaviors” means they have a way of telling us, “Okay, I will tolerate this” or “No, I do not want this procedure. At least not right now.” It is a way of giving animals more control over what we do with them and for them. It results in interactions that are more like civil discussions of a treatment plan between our species and theirs. Tuva, Marie, and Vemund saw Sparrow cooperate with a blood draw. Tuva noticed that when the needle neared her vein, Sparrow looked away. She held still and cooperated, but like humans, she preferred to look away as it happened.
It was a very busy week for our Norwegian visitors and us. We plan to stay in touch in the coming years, adding another strand to the web of human-to-human personalities and interactions as we try to help our fellow humans learn how to coexist with our wolves’ wild cousins. (Photos by Monty Sloan)
To learn more about Langedrag Naturpark, or plan your next adventure, visit their website: https://en.langedrag.no/
This beats your daily walking route.🐾
You get your exercise AND you are doing a good thing for Wolf Park!
Spend your morning with wolves, foxes, and bison as you take a self-guided tour through Wolf Park. You may catch a glimpse of wolves swimming or foxes climbing trees. Walk the trail as many times as you want during this blessed time in nature. 🐺🦊
Self-Guided Tour | Wolf Park Spend your morning with wolves, foxes, and bison as you take a self-guided tour through Wolf Park.
☀️ Summer Camp Starts in June! 🦋 June 30-July 1 & July 7-8
Exploring Ecosystems- Grades 4-5
This 2-day camp focuses on how animals fit into the ecosystem, the important roles of filling a healthy ecosystem, and how changing ecosystems can alter the appearances and behavior of wildlife. 🦝🐇Campers will learn how they can choose their own role in the ecosystem. Let's learn together- sign up today! 👉👉👉 https://wolfpark.org/exploring-ecosystems-summer-camp/
Seed Kits from Sown Simply 🌿
This is the Youth Seed Kit- flowers and veggies! Have fun- let's garden for wildlife! Available at Wolf Park Gift Shop, or online: wolfpark.org
Currently, legislation in states like Idaho, Montana, & Wyoming encourages the slaughter of up to 90% of the wolf populations in the region. Hunters in these states are permitted to kill wolves through horrific and inhumane methods including baiting, trapping, choke-hold snares, explosives, and even killing pups and pregnant mothers. Additionally, the Biden Administration has recently signaled that it may side with hunting groups and the NRA in seeking an appeal of the decision that restored federal protections to wolves in 44 states. Join the Campaign, Rewriting Extinction & Safely Endangered in taking action today.
Visit relistwolves.org and raise your voice for wolves.
This comic was created by Safely Endangered in conjunction with Rewriting Extinction & campaign.
Today is the day- Get involved!🌎
People around the world participate in by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. Find your local events:
Endangered Species Day - Endangered Species Coalition Celebrate 17th Annual Endangered Species Day on May 20th, 2022 Every year on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and…
Target Training with Bison
Wolf Park's bison herd is trained to touch their nose to a target stick, a tennis ball attached to a dowel rod, as a voluntary husbandry behavior. When they touch the target they are rewarded with a treat, alfalfa hay or apple chips.
This allows staff to get a closer look at their eyes, nose, ears, horns, torso, and limbs. This handy method allows us to apply seasonal pest treatments in the least stressful way possible.
Staff was working through the fence to work with more of the herd than can generally be accessed from the back of the truck.
Learn More about the Wolf Park Bison herd on our Follow the Pack Tour, or the Specialty Bison Tour: https://wolfpark.org/programs/
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A nature center located in Battle Ground, Indiana at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park and at the northern trail head of the Wabash Heritage Trail.