Plant Conservation Research
" Their vision is to connect visitors "to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability. " The smaller animals are kept in enclosures along a walking path, but the larger animals'"including black bear, bison, and wolves'"are visible from a gravel road accessible only by car. The adult bears and wolves are spectacular, and the baby bears, foxes, and raptors will keep you entertained for hours. *While there are dozens of private sanctuaries and preserves, don't forget the refuges in the National
Wildlife Refuge System, such as the J. N. "Ding" Darling
refuge on Sanibel Island in Florida or the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.