Category Archives: Fun

Picassos with Paws

Once a year we break out the animal-safe paint and let the park residents try their paws at art. What started as a chance for just the wolves explore their artistic sides has now blossomed into every species getting a … Continue reading

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Fox Meets Frisbee

Entertaining the park animals is important to their emotional well-being. Bored animals are stressed animals. We do our best to provide novel experiences for all our residents on a regular basis. This is especially true for the foxes who, if … Continue reading

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Unusual Animal Sighted at Wolf Park

Wolf Park is situated under one of the narrow ends of the bell-shaped curve.  In such a location we expect the unexpected.  So when I got an urgent call from the intern doing meatballs on April 1, saying that there … Continue reading

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Join Us For The Wolves’ Birthday Party Saturday, May 2!

Saturday May 2, 2015: Wolves’ Birthday Party at Wolf Park Open 1-5 pm Wolf birthday cakes will be distributed at 2 p.m! Join Wolf Park in a birthday celebration for all of our canids! The Wolf Park staff will give … Continue reading

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Join Us For Winter Wolves January 17!

Wolf Park’s Winter Wolves Saturday, January 17, 2015 1:00—4:00 PM Join us for a day of fun at Wolf Park featuring the wolves in their glorious full winter coats!  Hot drinks will be available indoors so that visitors can warm … Continue reading

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Santa Visits Wolf Park Saturday, December 13!

Santa Visits Wolf Park Saturday December 13, 2014 1:00—4:00 pm Wolf Park is hosting a holiday party for the wolves (and for kids too!) from 1-4 pm on Saturday, December 13.  The public is invited to watch as the wolves … Continue reading

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Join Us For The Turkey Toss This Saturday!

Join us for the Thanksgiving Turkey Toss Saturday, November 28 Wolf Park will be open from 1:00-5:00 pm Toss for main pack starts at 4:00 pm Wolf Park’s environmental enrichment program strives to make life more interesting and novel for … Continue reading

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Vote for Us on the Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park!

Wolf Park has a scarecrow on the Trail of Scarecrows at Prophetstown State Park! You can support Prophetstown State Park’s interpretive services by “liking” your favorite scarecrow picture in the Facebook photo album linked below. There will be no cost to you … Continue reading

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Pat’s Poetry Corner: The (Complete) Yote Song

Caring for animals comes with bad points as well as good.  Animals do not always appreciate that fencing is there for their own good, and do not understand that humans prefer not to spend all their free time filling in … Continue reading

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Pat’s Poetry Corner: The Yote Song

There is a dark, or rather a squishy, side to keeping animals, including wolves and their cousins, coyotes.  What goes in must come out, as it were, and after the excitement of feeding demonstrations must come the, er, exudate of … Continue reading

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