As part of our environmental enrichment program, designed to make our animals’ lives in captivity the best they can possibly be, we celebrate our country’s birthday along with our four-footed friends in a festival of consuming chilly treats to stay cool!
Wolf Park staff and volunteers create stuffed watermelons filled with tasty, animal-friendly treats (such as pig ears, rawhides, pasta, and other homemade goodies) for the wolves, coyotes, bison and foxes. Each animal gets his or her own but sometimes they are sure that another one is better than the one given to them, and will “swap” melons.
Join us July 1, 2017 from 1 – 5 for our watermelon party! Visitors will have the chance to watch the animals figure out how to get the snacks inside, or how to move or pick up an object that can roll. Each animal approaches this environmentally enriched activity with his or her own special flair.
If you can’t be there in person, you can still participate! Donors of $25 or more will receive a photo of their chosen animal interacting with his or her watermelon.