Saturday, October 27, 2012

California 2013

It's about that time when we start planning and preparing for our annual Spring trip.  Upon request from our amazing clients, the Triple D staff & animals will be making the trip to Mariposa, CA this April.  Mariposa is the gateway to Yosemite National Park and the wild flowers are in FULL BLOOM in April!  We will be set up on the 7L Ranch, which is a working cattle ranch.  There are many beautiful settings on the ranch such as ponds, creeks, waterfalls, rock outcroppings, oak trees, green grass, and wild flowers!

For more information about this event, please call 406.755.9653!

Stay tuned for more updates and "behind the scenes" photos and stories!

A Halloween Winter

Snow has hit the ground!  This week has seen about 5" of snow already!  Its here early, but I would assume that means it'll be here in abundance this winter.  As an Arizonan, I usually cringe when I see that powder white on the ground....BUT!  I know just how important snow is for our busy winter bring it on!!

Bruno had fun playing in the snow!
Avy & Lany
These kittens LOVE to play together
(Photo provided by Debbie Gale)
I have been diligently working on getting our favored winter species in "show" shape.  It looks like our little Arctic wolf puppy, Morgan, just might provide some amazing howling photo opportunities for our guests!  He is quite the excited talker!  New additions to our main winter lineup also boasts Aryaa, a beautiful snow leopard; Kupalo, a rambunctious Amur leopard; Avy & Lany, two very adorable Canadian lynx sisters; and Bruno, an oversized and ornery grizzly bear cub!

Of course we have a variety of  amazing animals that are available all year round, but we are excited for the upcoming winter season!  Workshops & events are booking fast so don't wait & miss out!
Morgan, a ferocious Arctic
wolf puppy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

M.I.A. but back in action!

It has been quite a while since I've blogged, and for that I sincerely apologize!  As you know, we are up and running on Facebook, which I have used mostly during this busy season.  But I know that there are many people who choose not to use Facebook and that is why the blog is so important.  That said, I would love to share a Triple D update.  We have had quite the addition to our family this year.  In March, we welcomed a little grizzly bear cub (Bruno) to the Triple D, and since then we have adopted a snow leopard cub (Aryaa), an Amur leopard cub (Kupalo), two Tundra wolf puppies (Gracie & Ebony), an Arctic wolf puppy (Morgan), and two Canadian lynx kittens (Avril & Alanis).

Also joining our Triple D family is Lynsi Schneider.  Lynsi will be a tremendous asset to not only the staff, but to the animals as well.  She has spent the past six years at Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot, ND as a zookeeper.  With her knowledge, work ethic, and her eagerness to learn, she is a pivotal piece to our "wild" puzzle.  We are overcome with excitement at her arrival and we look forward to continuance of  amazing opportunities for our guests, our staff, and of course our animals.

Kupalo, a 5 month old Amur Leopard; critically endangered 

Aryaa, a 5 month old snow leopard; photograph
courtesy of Paul Burwell
Lynsi (left), Bruno (center haha), & Heather (right); Bruno
was obviously amazed at getting his picture taken
(Photo provided by Kathleen O'Neil