COARSEGOLD — Join the animals for a fun-filled family event at The Nature of Wildworks in Coarsegold. First, they’ll bring the animals out to you for an incredible spring-themed show. Afterwards, there will be an animal meet-and-greet, plus lots of fun spring-themed crafts and activities. And if you still have your Easter baskets, be sure to bring them for an “animal rock hunt” where you can collect different animals or win extra special prizes.
Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2023, from 1 to 3 p.m.
$25 per person.
- Enjoy an educational animal presentation with some of your favorite Wildworks friends.
- Easter Egg Hunt. Don’t forget to bring your own basket!
- Spring time activities and refreshments provided.
To purchase tickets, please visit their website or call 559-692-9980.
Please click here if you would like to volunteer or make a donation.
Don’t forget to check out their giftshop!
About The Nature of Wildworks
It all started with two mountain lions.
The Nature of Wildworks, located in Coarsegold, CA, was founded by Mollie Hogan in 1995 to bring to life her vision of providing interactive wildlife educational programs to enhance the public’s understanding of nature and the environment, while also ensuring lifetime quality care for non-releasable wild animals.
Mollie worked as an animal trainer at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she saw first-hand the positive effects of human interaction with nature during the twelve years she worked there as a trainer and caregiver, participating in many of their public educational programs. She also trained and cared for the animal ambassadors in their “Wild in the City” show, but due to cut-backs, the show was cancelled. Two of these animal ambassadors were Phoenix and Sage, brother and sister mountain lions that Mollie had helped hand raise.
Knowing that these animals would not do well as “exhibit animals” and wanting to make sure they ended up at a good place, Mollie decided to take them home and start her own wildlife care center in Topanga, CA. This is what started The Nature of Wildworks Care Center, which stayed in Topanga, CA, for 26 years. Due to zoning issues with the county as well as annual fires that only got bigger and bigger every year, Wildworks decided that, for the safety of the animals, it was time to move. Read more about their relocation here.
The Nature of Wildworks has a two-fold mission. One is to provide life-long quality care for non-releasable wild animals. This means plenty of love and attention as well as the employment of various enrichment techniques to keep the animals stimulated and entertained. Secondly, The Nature of Wildworks strives to build public respect and concern for native wildlife and the environment. Wildworks’ presentations emphasize the need to not disturb or harm wildlife when it is encountered in its natural habitat, and help dispel the fear of “wild” animals while educating the public about preserving habitats and living safely with the wildlife in our local environment.
How many people will ever experience seeing these animals up close or hear the purr of a mountain lion? This once-in-a-lifetime encounter can change people’s perspective, and that is what Wildworks is all about. Seeing an animal up-close and hearing its personal story makes that animal an individual and makes us care about what happens to it, and by extension to all animals.
The Nature of Wildworks, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is permitted by the United States Department of Agriculture, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Arizona Game & Fish Department. They are inspected annually to ensure that their care center meets their standards.
The Nature of Wildworks
32115 Road 416
Coarsegold, CA 93614
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