Stories tagged with: The Wilds

May 23, 2012 - 10:02am
4 years 9 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
4 years 9 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
4 years 14 weeks 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
4 years 43 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...

August 29, 2011 - 8:51pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

There's a new way to explore the Wilds Conservation Center - and it's giving visitors a birds-eye view.

It's hard to believe that these 10,000 acres of rolling hills used to be a coal mine.

"In the 70s, this was a moonscape.  There was nothing here," said Chief Operations Officer Rob McBurney.

The Wilds Conservation Center has undergone quite a facelift since then.  McBurney said the newest addition is a zipline safari tour - a series of ten ziplines...

July 6, 2011 - 1:31pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

It is an exciting step for conservation efforts at The Wilds in Cumberland as they release over one hundred American Burying Beetles into the wild.

The American Burying Beetle is the first insect to be listed as a federally protected endangered species and completely disappeared from Ohio in 1974.

"For some reason this species has been out competed or something has happened to cause their numbers to decline," explained Wildlife Biologist at Wayne National Forest Lynda...

May 30, 2011 - 5:41pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Today's temperatures may have seemed unbearable, but for those at the wilds, temperatures were unfaising.

Wildlife Correspondent, Jack Hanna spent the day with children, and fans of all ages. Even Hanna's grandchildren came out to celebrate Memorial Day at The Wilds. Hanna said, there has always been alot to see and, now, there is alot to do.

"Let me tell you, you can't come to The Wilds and just stay for 2 hours," said Hanna. "Yes, somebody...

May 11, 2011 - 11:19am
5 years 11 weeks ago

The Wilds is setting itself up to be a premiere tourist destination for the state of Ohio.

Jack Hanna and some his animal guests spoke to business about his plans for the conservation park over the next few years and how they can help spread the word about The Wilds.

"We're adding two major that have been there before F-U-N and L-O-V-E which means they're going to leave here loving the animal world even more than they do now which The Wilds has done before but they're also...

April 30, 2011 - 4:55pm
5 years 13 weeks ago

Some area runners are leaving the city to explore the wild.

The 2011 Ecothon Run for a Claws took place at the Wilds in Cumberland on Saturday. The conservation sits on nearly 10,000 acres and is home to rare and endangered species from all over the world.

"It's all about getting the people to our facility to show it off, it's a new year for us here at the Wilds and it's also an opportunity for those who want to get out and run around the beautiful acreage that we have,...

April 21, 2011 - 12:13pm
5 years 14 weeks ago

The Wilds' in Cumberland is hoping you'll "Like" the name for the new baby rhino.

The conservation center received more than 800 entries in it's rhino naming contest and have now narrowed the suggestions down to three.

The names: Firefly, Sparks and Spit Fire. The names have been post of the Wilds' Facebook page and the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite by "Liking" the name of their choice. The voting will end at midnight on Sunday.

The fan...

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