Wolf Park Response to COVID-19

Wolf Park Response to COVID-19 

Update from 5-8-2020 (Previous updates below)

Dear Friends of Wolf Park:

Per Governor Holcomb’s ‘Back on Track’ plan for Indiana, the soonest we will be able to re-open is June 14.  We are currently planning program modifications to maximize opportunities for you to visit and engage with Wolf Park and our animals in a safe way.  We will provide updates soon on tours, Howl Nights, summer camps, seminars, sponsor visits, and much more! While we’ve been shut down, the animals have been well cared for thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers.  We have also been blown away by the tremendous outpouring of support we’ve received from the community through donations and well wishes.  We feel very loved. Please watch for announcements in the coming weeks.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Karah Rawlings, Executive Director


Update from 3-23-2020 (Previous updates below)
Hello Friends of Wolf Park –  
 
Due to the current uncertainty with regards to COVID-19 and our commitment to keeping the community safe, we are suspending all public programs at Wolf Park indefinitely.  As soon as it is clear that public events are safe to convene, we will re-open and be happy to welcome you back.  In the meantime, please be sure to follow us online for virtual updates on all of the animals at Wolf Park, as well as ways as you can support Wolf Park.

Update from 3-18-2020 (Previous update below)

Dear Friends of Wolf Park –
We wanted to let all of our supporters know that during this uncertain time our priority is to continue to provide the best quality care to our animals. In order to do that, we have implemented practices to keep their caregivers  – the amazing Wolf Park staff, interns, and volunteers – healthy and safe. While this includes allowing for remote work as much as possible, our animals are all getting daily human interaction and care.
Some previously scheduled events, such as photography sessions and sponsor visits, are being tentatively maintained with limited group sizes.  Day-by-day, though, we are learning more about this virus and the best ways to manage community safety.  All of this will be considered moving forward, and all plans at this time are subject to change.  Please be patient with us as we adapt our programs and events, and understand that some regular mailings will be delayed and messages may take longer to answer.
Please note that we are not currently accepting meat donations as we research the safest way to handle these from the public. If you want to demonstrate your support at this time, a cash donation would be very appreciated and put to good use. As we weather what looks to be a lengthy storm, we will be reaching out to you with other ways you can continue to support Wolf Park and with virtual updates from your favorite wolves, foxes, and bison.
We look forward to seeing you again. Stay safe.
Karah
Executive Director
Update from 3-13-2020

Wolf Park has followed the news of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak closely in an effort to provide a safe place for our visitors, staff, volunteers, interns, and animals.  As what health officials know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to develop, there are verified and increasing numbers of cases in the state of Indiana. Currently, Wolf Park is looking to minimize crowd and animal care workers’ exposure to coronavirus, while doing our best to provide quality experiences and programs.  

Due to the escalation of the virus, and recommendations from various government agencies, we are canceling Guided Tours and Howl Nights through the end of March.  In addition, the following events and programs are canceled/ suspended.

·       Dollar Day – March 21 – CANCELED

·       Spring Break programs – March 18 & 25 – CANCELED

·       Wright Center rentals – SUSPENDED

At this time the following events will continue as scheduled:

·       Seminars

·       Photo Programs

·       Private Tours

·       Sponsor Visits

Wolf Park will suspend its current cancelation policy until further notice and issue refunds to anyone who decides not to visit as planned.  Sponsors can re-schedule visits as needed. 

As this situation continues, we will continue to assess exposure risk and adjust this plan as needed.  Thank you for your patience as we work to provide a safe environment for everyone who loves Wolf Park. 

Karah Rawlings
Executive Director, Wolf Park

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