Animal Ark is north of Reno, NV. We had been there in the summer, but never in winter. We found out that Animal Ark was opened for two weekends in the winter of 2017 .
The Reno, NV area of Nevada had received a lot of snow in the winter of 2016- 2017. At one point Animal Ark didn’t know if they would be even able to open on Martin Luther King weekend since there might have been too much snow! (What a difference a year makes. So far in the winter of 2017-2018 the Reno area has only received a dusting of snow.)
We decided to go up with our daughter and her boyfriend and we had a blast, but boy were we cold! It was so neat to see the animals be active instead of hiding in the shade like they do when it is hot.
We were seeing a lot of cottontail rabbit ‘remains’ in the enclosures. We were able to watch this jaguar catch this rabbit. The rabbit ran right for the jaguar! The staff thought it was since there was fresh straw, etc put out in the enclosures.
I have to admit that I mentally have to think of Pepper (the golden retriever) with her stuff toys when I look at the above photo.
This year Animal Ark will be open on Saturday January 13th, 2018 and Sunday January 14th, 2018. They will also be open on Saturday February 17th, 2018 and Sunday February 18th, 2018.
I have no idea if there will be snow on the ground this year, but it would be nice to see the animals in their winter coats either way.
Here is the website for Animal Ark: http://animalark.org/
If you are interested in going it is a good idea to either check out their posts on Facebook or check out their website a head of time.
Until later – Heather