Stories tagged with: The Wilds

October 4, 2014 - 5:36pm
28 weeks 1 day ago

The Wilds normally known for its wild animals hosted a different kind of animal Saturday.

The world-wide competition Spartan Race came to Southeastern Ohio Saturday morning. The Spartan Race strives to get people off the couch and conquer fear and pain.

The race's founder, Jo De Sena, said "The unique obstacle course will demand every ounce of strength, ingenuity and animal instinct you thought you lost three generations ago." Thousands of people visited the Wilds today...

October 4, 2013 - 11:19am
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Wilds is adding to its herd of Indian rhinos.

The Greater One Horned Rhino was born September 27 and is in pasture alongside mother Dailey.

The birth of the Indian Rhino is the fifth born at the Wilds and the third calf for 17-year-old Dailey and the second for 10-year-old sire Rustum.

The Director of Animal Management Dan Beetem said that while every calf is special this calf marks a new bloodline for the North American Breeding Program.

The calf will stay with...

September 6, 2013 - 10:21am
1 year 32 weeks ago

The month of September sparks a baby boom at the Wilds.

The conservation park welcomed a new white rhino on Tuesday just two days after the birth of a male Masai Giraffe. Both calves are now under the watch of the Wilds Animal Care staff.

The rhino marks the fourth generation born in human care at the facility and is already visible on any of the Wilds tours.

The rhino will grow to be around 4,000 pounds.

The baby giraffe born to mom, Geraldine, is being kept at the...

August 8, 2013 - 5:49pm
1 year 36 weeks ago

The Ohio State University bus tour made a stop in our area on Thursday and visited some hometown favorites.

The tour takes place every summer to fulfill the Ohio State University's Land Grant Mission. The bus tours 44 of the 88 counties in Ohio and on Thursday they toured Muskingum County.

"We left this morning. We visited The Wilds and learned about Ohio State's partnership with research at The Wilds and then we went to Longaberger and learned about their partnership with...

July 23, 2013 - 5:14am
1 year 38 weeks ago

The man responsible for bringing the Wilds to Muskingum County has passed away following complications from Parkinson's disease. 86-year-old Robert Teater died Sunday.

Teater helped lead the expansion of Ohio's parks system in the 1970's under Republican Governor James Rhodes. He served as the Director of Natural Resources from 1975 to 1983.

He also served as director of the Ohio State University School of Natural Resources from 1969 to 1975.

Teater also retired as a major...

March 21, 2013 - 5:27pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

The Wilds held a job fair at Zane State College Thursday afternoon for the 100 seasonal positions they are looking to hire for. About sixty people dropped off applications and were interviewed, but they still have a lot of spots to fill.

"We are looking for people that are excellent in customer service. We are hiring from grounds maintenance to parking, to shuttle drivers, interpretive guides, food service, admissions, those sorts of positions," said Betsy Root, HR...

May 23, 2012 - 10:02am
2 years 47 weeks ago

WHIZ's Brian Wagner takes a look at an opportunity for kids to get out and explore nature during summer camp at the Wilds.

May 23, 2012 - 9:24am
2 years 47 weeks ago

Looking for a trip that's close to home, but feels far away. The Wilds in Cumberland provides an area that will make you feel like you're on an African Safari. WHIZ's Brian Wagner takes a look at the "glamping" trend.

April 20, 2012 - 11:56am
3 years 15 hours ago

You may not be able to view Polar Bears at the Wilds in Cumberland, but a newly planted forest seeks to help this threatened species.

Years from now 4,000 seedlings planted over eight acres will be a forest, that will become a home to animals and will help Polar Bears thousands of miles away. Trees create oxygen which scientists believe may combat climate change.

"At the North Pole we're seeing the Polar Bear territories decreasing," explained Ecologist Doctor Jenise...

September 30, 2011 - 1:24pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

The Wilds will celebrate a record breaking year in attendance by hosting their first-annual Wildzfest.

The event is free to the whole family and will include kid friendly crafts, games, puppet show, and a special visit from Dora the Explorer. Adults will enjoy the day too, with delicious seasonal food and adult beverages.

"It gives people the opportunity to get up-close, to see live bands, listen to the music, have great food, enjoy stories about these endangered animals and...

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