Our Maned Wolves are on the Move

A couple months back, a Maned wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) meeting was facilitated by one of our conservation partners, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. Once a year, all the breeding facilities get together to analyze the entire North American population of maned wolves. Nutritional health and management are all discussed but…

Looking for Sea Turtles

The other night several of our staff and interns made the trek up to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, GA,  for a walk on the beach in search of nesting sea turtles. The walk, led by a volunteer from the Center, did not produce an turtle sightings, but everyone had a good time….

Hauling Bass

How do you move fish from one lake to another at White Oak? You hold a week long fishing tournament, that’s how. In July, we invited the staff to catch fish from our largest lake for release into one of the other lakes on the property. In this manner, 56 fish were moved  from Spare Lake to others by utilizing the…

The Dragons of White Oak

White Oak has its own dragons. Yep. They are about 3 – 4 inches long, fierce and fearless. Okay, well they are dragonflies but we think they are pretty cool. And they eat flies. Yellow flies. That’s another reason why we love them!   Did you know there are over 5,000 species of dragonflies (and damselflies) worldwide? They…

Summer Camp is Hotter than Ever!

This year’s summer camp has been busy. We not only expanded the number of camps we are doing, but we have filled up every week! Check out a copy of our camp newsletter and if you have a young one who is all about animals all the time, contact us at education@white-oak.org to learn more about Summer…

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