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Scenes from 2016 Watermelon Party

To celebrate Independence Day, Wolf Park throws a Watermelon Party – all of our animals get special treats inside a watermelon. This event displays the individual nature of our wolves, coyotes, foxes, and even the bison. Some roll the melon … 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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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: How Do You Spell “Stenoecious”?

Science is full of extremely long and complicated words, such as crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk), omnivorous (eating both animals and plants), and deciduous (describing trees that shed leaves in the fall and grow new ones in the spring).  … 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 (Verse Two)

Animal care is not all glamor, fame, loose cars and fast women.  Sometimes, especially during enclosure cleaning in the most humid part of late summer, or while trying to get an excitable, distracted animal to eat a pill rather than … 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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Knights Collect Shrubberies in Main Enclosure

The phone on my desk rang this morning. “We are at the gate. We need a shrubbery. Now.” “Um, who is this please?” I asked. “We are knights sent by the Knights of Ni. Prepare the shrubbery.” “I’m putting you … Continue reading

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Pat’s Poetry Corner – Hi Ku Kanti

Our tireless primary wolf researcher, Pat Goodmann, observes our wolves often and takes copious pages of notes on their behavior.  It is through this diligent record that we can distinguish patterns and changes in behavior and start to draw conclusions … Continue reading

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