Asian Plant Conservation Report
The facility offers a variety of educational programs for adults and families, including classes, howling trips into the deep Minnesota woods, and week-long learning vacations. The "ambassadors" housed on the grounds were rescued by International Wolf Center staff, and include both gray wolves and arctic
wolves. They're beautiful animals and fascinating to watch as they
interact with each other, exhibiting pack behaviors. *At Bearizona in Williams, Arizona, the founders work to "promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment. " 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. Managed by the U.