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It began with a casual remark from Monty, our resident space alien: “It must have been eaten by gnomes.” The Wolf Park staff had been discussing how to stop losing the clips we use to fasten gate latches, which had … Continue reading
Once upon a time, I was a child, and I read fantastic tales of the secret lives of stuffed animals. There are many such tales in THE LITERATURE, that repository of news, history, research, rumor, wonder tales, and drollery, as … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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