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Royal and Magnificent Elk

Royal and Magnificent Elk

1.5 min read - Have you seen our bull elk lately - striding regally across his habitat like a king checking his realm?The magnificence of the elk and his European cousin, the red deer stag, has inspired many legends and made its way into European heraldry (the art of...

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Red Fox in 360 Video

Red Fox in 360 Video

4.5 min video - watch in either English or French - Wild and curious Red Foxes are a common sight in the Yukon. The natural adaptability and resourcefulness of this species makes them well-suited to coping with human presence, but sometimes they need us to remember...

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Arctic Fox Adaptations in 360 Video

Arctic Fox Adaptations in 360 Video

4 min video - watch in either English or French - Surviving in the North is not for everyone. Those who make it need more than strength and endurance, they also need the ability to adapt to a challenging climate! Arctic Foxes are well-adapted to their frozen home in...

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Nest Box Mysteries

Nest Box Mysteries

10 minute read -  Those bird houses do the same thing as the ones you might have in your backyard – provide a safe home for birds to lay their eggs and raise their young. Bird biologists usually call bird houses “nest boxes” when they’re used for ecological...

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Muskox Get Shaggy

Muskox Get Shaggy

2 minute read -  In late Spring, Muskox start to look pretty shaggy and not very impressive.  They look like they could use a good combing - why is that? To best answer the question…..let’s first talk a bit about muskox. Muskox live on the tundra of the high arctic....

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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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