Has it really been four months since I’ve done a Picture Post (“Picture Post Part Seven: Green with Envy”)? Oh, my. That’s just too long.
The Ranger (click here if you don’t know who The Ranger is) and I recently went to a wildlife sanctuary called Animal Ark. It’s not really a zoo because most of the animals that they have are ones that they 1) are rehabilitating and will eventually be released back into the wild, 2) are orphaned, 3) are having to keep because of state laws, or 4) are keeping because they cannot be released into the wild due to the animal’s physical issues. Although there are some animals, like the cheetahs, that are for educational and probably publicity purposes. Their enclosures all have places for the animals to go and hide (there were a couple that I never got to see because they were hiding), ample water, and places to play. It’d probably be ideal if each of their enclosures were more than an acre, but that’s not really practical for what is available to Animal Ark, I don’t think. Overall, from what I’ve learned about the place, it’s a pretty neat facility with workers who are passionate about their jobs and the animals. So, here are just a few of the animals that The Ranger and I saw. Enjoy!