The greatest challenge over the past 32 years has been the operation of the wildlife park without adequate water resources. Early in 2012, the Board of Trustees voted to move forward with a remedy for this problem.  This would be the most ambitious and expensive project ever undertaken by our non-profit organization as we would need to raise funds […]

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Canid Greetings

Canid greetings are the best for raising your spirits! The coyotes, Sadie and Amelia, never let me down. Today it is cool and the park is quiet; the girls heard me coming. I spotted Sadie’s ears through the sage brush and then there she was… a furry mass of wiggling, twisting, grinning coyote as I knelt down beside her. […]

By |Thursday, October 3, 2013|Animal Stories|Comments Off on Canid Greetings

Thank you!

A big “Thank You” to Deon Cilliers from Cheetah Outreach Trust for coming all the way from South Africa, bringing so much important information to us here in Reno, Nevada. Everyone had a wonderful time sharing drinks and great food, chatting and learning more about the organization’s tireless work in cheetah conservation in South Africa.  Deon gave a fascinating […]

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Dogs and Cheetahs

Are you a dog-lover?  Are you amazed by the sleek cheetah?  Well the two topics go hand-in-hand!  Animal Ark is excited to announce that Deon Cilliers from Cheetah Outreach Trust in South Africa will be speaking at the Out of Africa Gala on Saturday, September 21st.  Deon has worked dilligently with the guard dog programs in South Africa that […]

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Thank you WCSD

Washoe County K-12 Education Foundation, Education Alliance of Washoe County, and Nell J. Redfield Foundation held a wonderful gathering of 15 schools and 18 community organizations to discuss how best to serve our children.  Thank you to all in attendance.  Animal Ark’s top-quality wildlife education programs impact thousands of children annually.  We look forward to the partnerships that will […]

By |Saturday, August 10, 2013|Education|Comments Off on Thank you WCSD


July 25 was just a routine Thursday.  Our staff was in their weekly safety meeting discussing emergency scenarios.  A friend of Animal Ark called to check the status of our Thursday Cheetah Exercise time.  And then rain started coming down – HARD!  All of the Animal Keepers raced out of the safety meeting and into a deluge of water, […]

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That’s Rich

To stimulate our wildlife both physically and mentally, Animal Ark’s animal keepers are constantly looking for new puzzles or toys to give to animals.  In this picture, Kaleb the Canada lynx plays with a potato.  For the bears and raccoon, we might drill holes in a PVC pipe, place small food items inside, such as bird seed, and let […]

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