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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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Free Protein and Sexual Success

Free Protein and Sexual Success

10 minute Read - Free Protein and Sexual Success : the benefits of infanticide and cannibalism for northern squirrel populations If you’ve spent some time in the Yukon, you’re familiar with the seasonal challenges the territory can throw your way: the wildly varying...

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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 cycle.Collared Lemmings are...

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Bull On Encounter!

Bull On Encounter!

Right place right time! Animal Care Assistant, Bree Parker spends day after day diligently supporting our veterinarian Dr. Maria Hallock in caring for, feeding and ensuring the well-being of our collection of wildlife residents.  Equally as important and valuable as...

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A Thinhorn Sheep’s Case for Eating your Greens

A Thinhorn Sheep’s Case for Eating your Greens

Did you know you can tell a Dall sheep's age by their horns? There are dark brown grooves on the curl of the horn of a ram that are called anulis. If you count those grooves they will tell you how old he is. Actually, those grooves will tell you how many winters he's...

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