January 17, 2013
I did a 3 month intership back in 2003 at the park. It was an amazing experience that I will always remember - the interaction with the animals along with educating others through tours. It was hard work but so rewarding, I would highly recommend to anyone who is passionate about American canids to either visit, sponsor or undertake one of their volunteer programs. I return to the park when I can - an unbelieveable experience. Also a great opppertunity for photo ops as the animals are hand reared so are happy to watch their 'human TV' and come close to the enclosure fences for a better view. Aling with wolves you can see coyotes, foxes and a herd of bison. During the main open season they even do a wolf-bison demonstration where it is explained that the predator-prey ratio ensures that the wolves are unable to bring down a healthy adult bison. instead you get to see the testing behaviour of the wolf, looking for weakness and the herd in return chase off any wolf whom may come too close. This park captures the imagination of the young who may not otherwise get to see one of their countries natural predators up close - you can even ask them to howl!
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