Sunday, August 25, 2013

Photo Safari of The Wilds in S.E. Ohio

MQTlogoa An easy day trip from Lancaster,Ohio The Wilds of southeast Ohio.. A My Quality Time post

The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10000 acres in southeast Ohio. For more info or to visit  The Wilds CLICK

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Do you see the catfish with it’s mouth open (middle far right)

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Moving on..(total safari time about 2 hours plus) This safari is a real value…

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Zip right over the lake…

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DSC_0192Enjoy an exclusive, adult-only overnight stay at Nomad Ridge at the Wilds! Experience the cozy comfort of a well-appointed private yurt with unique accent features like bamboo flooring and Asian-inspired decor.”CLICK  (maybe some day)

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Snack Bar at the Carnivore center and look who got some ice cream

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A good time to take a break and watch the butterflies and birds.See who else is taking a break….

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The Wildside tour is more expensive than our open air safari tour but maybe a little more up close and personal..

DSC_0114 African Wild Dog Fewer than 5,000 wild dogs remain in the wild.

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Just a little guy.

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DSC_0202We end the safari at the Overlook Café and gift shop.. Just want to say thanks to Paula for a fine fine safari..

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jtf Joe Todd says, “ The Wilds gets 4.5 stars out of 5..”  Oh…. there is one photo in the post that doesn’t belong to The Wilds but is from the Columbus Zoo instead… Which photo is it????

MQTlogoa An easy day trip from Lancaster,Ohio The Wilds of southeast Ohio A My Quality Time post….    F.Y.I.

“One of AEP's best-known reclamation projects, ReCreation Land is a 34,500-acre area in Southeast Ohio that offers a wide assortment recreational activities to the public, including camping, fishing, hunting, bike trails, and horseback riding. AEP reclaimed this land, once strip-mined for its rich coal deposits, and turned it into a vibrant recreation area. Vigorous reclamation efforts involved planting 63 million trees, establishing over 350 lakes and ponds, and creating nearly 380 campsites. Use of the land requires obtaining a free ReCreation Land permit. You can also obtain a map of the area.”

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures as always, Joe! I do love all of the animals!! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Kittmer said...

It sounds like a fabulous place to visit! Lots of great shots.

Gary Phillips said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

So many different animals to see on one site. Liked the swans. I haven't seen that species of swan before.

Snap said...

This looks like so much fun. I bet you learned a lot, too. Thanks for the tour.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What a place and gorgeous wild life photography ~ carol, ^_^

eileeninmd said...

What a fun safari! I love all the animals and it is nice that they are helping the Trumpeter Swans. Great post and photos, Joe!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very nice safari tour -- those places do a lot of good and are fun learning experiences too. WE have one fairly near us here in Oregon. Doesn't it get kind of cold for those cats during your winter?

TONY LETTS said...

Now I'm really jealous :)