Year of the Howl

Animal Ark has taken in five canine pups this year! We have received two orphaned wild coyote pups and three wolf pups. These pups are all settling into their new homes and will be slowly and quietly introduced into their exhibits so they adjust well to being near humans.

The coyote pups were from different family groups and were each […]

By |Tuesday, August 18, 2015|Animal Ark News, Animal Stories|Comments Off on Year of the Howl


Since 2011 Animal Ark has participated in a pilot launch of C.O.O.L. Crafts, a unique conservation project.  Through this project, local artisans in Kenya are able to create items representing a diversity of talents, styles and wildlife found throughout Kenya, and are empowered through business training to develop their livelihoods.  The unifying theme: Cheetah, Otter, Owl and Lion.  All […]

By |Tuesday, December 16, 2014|Animal Ark News|Comments Off on COOL!

Welcome Koda

Koda, an arctic fox, arrived at Animal Ark on November 19, 2014. Born in captivity, Koda was sold as a pet on Craigslist when he was four months old and was then transferred to another person after just two weeks. His new owners cared for Koda for two months, realized the difficulties involved in raising a wild animal as […]

By |Friday, December 5, 2014|Animal Ark News, Animal Stories|Comments Off on Welcome Koda

Orphan Cubs Need Help

In early November a mother black bear with two female cubs was struck by a car and killed in the Sierras.  The orphaned cubs will spend several months at Animal Ark under specialized care.  Bear cubs require a natural diet, and a lot of it, for weight gain as well as isolation from humans.  In late-winter, Nevada Department of […]

By |Friday, November 21, 2014|Animal Ark News, Animal Stories|Comments Off on Orphan Cubs Need Help

Run for the Animals

It’s our second annual Animal Ark Stampede Trail Run!  Dress in your favorite animal costume or print and take on this challenging 5K Trail Run/Walk through the beautiful high desert that supports the winter care of our animals.  Be sure to bring the family as e will have face painting, a 1/4 Mile Kids Run, raffle prizes and booths.  […]

By |Friday, September 5, 2014|Animal Ark News, Events|Comments Off on Run for the Animals

Experience Africa

Join us for Out of Africa!  You will enjoy African barbeque, beer and wine while bidding on items in our Silent Auction.  Before being awed by our cheetahs running at top speeds, you will learn about active cheetah conservation programs in Africa from Mary Wykstra, a passionate conservationist and Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya.  Start the fun […]

By |Friday, September 5, 2014|Animal Ark News, Events|Comments Off on Experience Africa


Animal Ark is excited to announce one of the world’s leading experts on small cats will be in Reno in April!

When people think of wild cats, lions and tigers come to mind.  But what about bobcats, lynx, fishing cats or pallas’s cats?  There are actually 30 species of cat closer in size to your house pet than a lion […]

By |Tuesday, March 11, 2014|Animal Ark News, Events|Comments Off on WILD Cats


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 […]

By |Tuesday, March 11, 2014|Animal Ark News|Comments Off on Water!


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, […]

By |Saturday, August 10, 2013|Animal Ark News|Comments Off on Flood