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Joker Update #6

7/15/2021 Aside from not shedding yet, Joker is enjoying his summer. He is still completing chemotherapy and just had an ultrasound as a checkup. Thanks to Purdue University Veterinary Hospital, the ultrasound took place at Wolf Park and we had someone there who was able to do a “live” interpretation and everything looks fine. So,…

New Truck!

6/6/2021 We are excited to announce a very special donation given to us by volunteers Sandi and Jerry Kreevich….a brand new TRUCK from DeFOUW Chevrolet!   As many of you may know, we use our trucks on a regular basis, therefore they are extremely valued. Our trucks allow us the ability to pick up roadkill…

Mask Policy Update – May 2021

5/27/2021 Below you will find a clear outline of Wolf Park’s Mask Policy and other COVID-related measures pertaining to the public: General Public: Visitors over the age of two must wear a mask inside buildings, on the bleachers, and in vehicles (golf carts, etc.). Visiting parties should distance themselves at least 6 feet from other…

Joker Update #5 – Happy 9th Birthday!

5/13/2021 In November, when Joker started his journey with cancer, we did not know what would happen as we embarked on this journey with him. In the past, Joker has not been especially cooperative at taking pills. Likewise, he is not a fox that typically wants human touches on a regular basis either – only…

Idaho Senate Bill 1211 Stance

Idaho’s Governor Brad Little recently signed Senate Bill 1211 into law. This bill allows for the killing of 90% of the state’s wolf population – a drop from over 1500 wolves to 150 individuals – through both contracted hunting, as well as removal of a hunting season and bag limits by Idaho Fish & Game….

Wolf Trophy Hunting Stance

We stand with The Humane Society of the United States and other conservation groups in denouncing trophy hunting of wolves and the unscientific management of the recent hunt in Wisconsin. We will be providing future updates on legislative efforts that impact wolves and other wildlife and ways you can advocate for their protection. Read more…

Joker Update #4

2/15/2021 Recently Joker’s vet team did a visual examination of him along with his regular blood work. Not only was Joker a perfectly behaved fox throughout the exam, but the results were really exciting. He is continuing to respond well to treatment and so far everything looks good! His treatments are scheduled to go through…

Joker Update #3

1/27/2021 It’s been a few weeks since Joker went to Purdue. We’ve been working closely with Joker’s doctors and it’s exciting to say that after a few doses of chemotherapy, Joker is responding well. While we are still taking each day as it comes, it’s a relief that Joker is responsive to the therapy at…

#ProtectGreaterLafayette Pledge

1/24/2021 Wolf Park took the pledge to #ProtectGreaterLafayette by ensuring all applicable checklist items from Tippecanoe County Health Department have been taken. We also derive inspiration from our bison, who can jump 6ft vertically. Now, for a 2,000 lb animal, that’s some notable social distancing from Mother Earth! Check out a few of our prominent…

Joker Update #2

12/24/2020 Thank you so much for your support–the well wishes and donations go a long way towards taking care of Joker during this hard time. Joker’s trip to Purdue went very well. He was a polite fox and complied with all of the tests that the Purdue doctors wanted to run on him. We are…

Welcome Gator!

12/18/2020 Breaking News: Wolf Park acquires Gator! Thanks to funding from The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette through the 50th Anniversary grant program, we have purchased a new utility vehicle. Adding this to our fleet will help us more efficiently get around our over 70-acre park grounds for daily maintenance and animal care needs. Thank…

Joker Update #1

12/15/2020 During a routine medical check in late November, it was discovered that Joker, our silver-phased, or melanistic, male red fox had a couple of lumps on his tongue. Working with our veterinarian, a biopsy was performed and sent to the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (IADDL) at Purdue. A few days ago, the results…

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