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YWP to Reopen

YWP to Reopen

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve re-opens to the public Monday June 1st, 2020. The Preserve closed March 23rd, 2020 for the safety and wellbeing of our animals, staff and visitors. The Preserve will be open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm with modified services. As a large...

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Cute But Tough – The Arctic Fox

Cute But Tough – The Arctic Fox

6 minute read – “Winter Is Here” series continues with a species well suited to cold conditions - Arctic Fox!   The Arctic Fox is super cute, we all agree, but don’t be fooled by its appearance, this is one tough cookie! Often referred to by scientists as...

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Doctor visit:  Mountain Goats!

Doctor visit: Mountain Goats!

8 min read -  During daily rounds to check on the health of the residents, Animal Care staff notice that the eldest male goat, Geronimo, appears to have a cracked hoof. Staff veterinarian Dr. Maria Hallock is concerned he may have cracked it close to the blood supply....

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Mother’s Day Tribute

Mother’s Day Tribute

1.5 Min Video -  Whether we are human or a furry animal, we can’t do it without our Mothers! They nurture and care for us, setting us on the path to a healthy and successful life.  Join us in this tribute to mothers everywhere, of all shapes and sizes. Maybe you were...

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First Baby of Spring!

First Baby of Spring!

1.5 Min Video -  Spring is for babies!  Our first baby of 2020 is a Wood Bison, born Sunday, May 3.  Executive Director, Jake, was in the right place at the right time with a spotting scope and camera to share this footage of the bison calf within its first hour of...

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Wildlife Q&A

Wildlife Q&A

5 Min Video -  We love finding out what makes kids curious!  We asked kids to send us their video questions about the Preserve and Yukon’s wildlife.  Watch the video to hear YWP staff answer: Do Caribou go in big groups?  And if they do, how big of groups do they go...

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Wild Spring Adventure!

Wild Spring Adventure!

6 minute read (and/or) watch the video!Spring is the sign of new life! It’s the circle of life intertwined and flourishing from increased sunlight. It’s a time of birds migrating. Some, like swans, stop only a short time on their way to nesting grounds further north;...

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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 we think about its Southern cousin, the...

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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 day once a day. Bison can run...

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COVID Reponse

COVID Reponse

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve remains temporarily closed. But our team is hard at work providing top quality food and care to our 200+ animals. Without visitors to offset our ongoing costs of the daily care and feeding of these animals, your support is more critical now...

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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 successful adaptation to a narrow niche - the treeless and...

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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!  With the exception of...

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