Wandering Wood Bison

Wandering Wood Bison

Wandering Wood Bison 7 minute read – “Winter Is Here” series continues with the true behemoth of the north – Wood Bison!  At first glance, the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae) seems to be ill-suited to live in the far North.  Especially when...
Bison are BIG Eaters

Bison are BIG Eaters

Bison are BIG Eaters 3 min Video  The Preserve’s Wood Bison herd eats a lot of food! They’re fed pellets and hay on a regular basis, but in summer they also graze through their38 acre habitat. Animal Care Staff feed the Bison two buckets of pellets every...
Stay Put – The Muskox Mantra

Stay Put – The Muskox Mantra

Stay Put – The Muskox Mantra 6 minute read – “Winter Is Here” series continues with the legend of cold climate survivors – Muskox!    Ice age survivor – Oomingmak (Inuit for The Bearded One) is living proof of long-term...
Swipe Right (for Antlers)

Swipe Right (for Antlers)

Swipe Right (for Antlers) Only animals in the deer (or cervid) family grow antlers. That includes elk, deer, moose and caribou. Animals like Bison, Sheep and Goats are part of a different family and grow horns, not antlers. We’ll tackle that in another video/post! ...
Arctic Fox Easter Treat

Arctic Fox Easter Treat

Arctic Fox Easter Treat Arctic foxes eat a lot of different stuff. That’s important when you live in the arctic where there’s not always a lot of food. One of their most important food sources are lemmings. But lemming populations cycle up and down over a 3-5 year...