Animal Forest Special Event

8 May

On March 11, the  Landing celebrated the addition of a two new habitats  to the Animal Forest: one is a large fenced-in  area for a young bull elk, and the other a custom-built and spacious habitat for a mature bald eagle.  The Landing acquired the elk when it was captured in the up-state; we got the eagle when it regained its health after being injured and no longer able to fly. Both new habitats were dedicated by Jim Fowler, renowned naturalist and former host of Wild Kingdom, Mutual of Omaha’s long-running television program. Rob Powell, Park Manager, and Jillian Davis, Animal Forest Curator, presided over the festivities, attended by a number of visitors members of the Friends.

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In front: Jim Fowler, co-developer, Animal Forest. Rear, from left to right: Jillian Davis, Animal Forest Curator; Todd Hildreth, Animal Forest Veterinarian; Christine Blankenship; Assistant Animal Forest Curator; Kathy Wilson, Zookeeper.

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Bald Eagle Habitat, sponsored by the Boy Scouts. From left: Scout Jahquan Malcolm, Park Manager Rob Powell, Scout Master Ben Pearce.

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