Saturday, July 27, 2019

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (77)

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal (77)

07/27/2019 No Travel Day – Yukon Wildlife Preserve


Start Location:
Start Time: N/A
Mileage:  55,258.8
Cost Per Night: $34.97 CAD
Weather: 48-66 F Sunny

We got up early enough to do our laundry before our 11:00 a.m. private tour of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

Danny and Uli Nowlan created the Yukon Game Farm in 1967. In 2004, the Yukon Government purchased the Farm, and renamed it the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. You can explore the 5km / 3mi (350 acre) loop on foot. However, we opted to take the private tour which included ‘behind the scenes’ access to the Research and Rehabilitation Center.

Our guide Julie brought us to the Rehab Center first. I fell in love with the baby quail. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to photograph in the building – but trust me they were too cute for words.

Then we rode our private bus through the preserve. Since only Paul and I were aboard, we were able to stop and get out whenever we wanted. We were also privy to ask all the questions on our mind. It was a wonderful experience and we both learned so much.

As an example, did you know that horns stay with an animal their entire life, while antlers fall off every year? What I loved most about this wildlife preserve is that the well-maintained paths were open to children and their bicycles. I know that my grandchildren would love it here!

Wildlife Spotted: At the Preserve, thinhorn sheep, mule deer, bison, elk, muskox, mountain goat, lynx, artic fox, caribou, artic squirrels, phoebe (bird)

Strawberry Blite is an Edible Annual Plant
Strawberry Blite is an Edible Annual Plant

Paul with Our Awesome Guide Julie
Paul with Our Awesome Guide Julie

The Artic Ground Squirrel is Often Refer as the"Parka" Squirrels
The Artic Ground Squirrel is Often Refer as the"Parka" Squirrels

I Called this Girl Marilyn Monroe – She loved to Pose.
I Called this Girl Marilyn Monroe – She loved to Pose.

The Canada Lynx Look Similar to Bobcats but with Longer Ear Tuffs
The Canada Lynx Look Similar to Bobcats but with Longer Ear Tuffs

This Fox Is Well Adapted to Living in Cold Environments
This Fox Is Well Adapted to Living in Cold Environments

Male Caribou Shed Their Antlers Yearly In November Or December
Male Caribou Shed Their Antlers Yearly In November Or December

The Caribou Females Also Grow Antlers
The Caribou Females Also Grow Antlers

These Guys Are Known as Thinhorn Sheep, Dall Sheep, or Fannin's Sheep
These Guys Are Known as Thinhorn Sheep, Dall Sheep, or Fannin's Sheep

The Thinhorn Sheep Blend in Well
The Thinhorn Sheep Blend in Well

The Sheep Predators are Wolves, Bears, Wolverine Golden Eagles & Us
The Sheep Predators are Wolves, Bears, Wolverine Golden Eagles & Us

Muskox Is Noted for Its Thick Coat and for The Strong Odor
Muskox Is Noted for Its Thick Coat and for The Strong Odor

Bison Are Large, Even-Toed Ungulates (Hoofed Mammal)
Bison Are Large, Even-Toed Ungulates (Hoofed Mammal)

This Cute Baby Elk Was Waiting for Momma to Finish Eating
This Cute Baby Elk Was Waiting for Momma to Finish Eating

This Cow Saw the Dinner Truck Pull Up
This Cow Saw the Dinner Truck Pull Up

The Elk Cow Gives Birth after a Six-Month Gestation Period
The Elk Cow Gives Birth after a Six-Month Gestation Period

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve Offer Acres of Beauty
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve Offer Acres of Beauty

A Peaceful and Serene Place to Explore by Foot or Tour Bus
A Peaceful and Serene Place to Explore by Foot or Tour Bus

You and the Kids Can Ride Your Bicycles on the Paths
You and the Kids Can Ride Your Bicycles on the Paths

Founders Danny and Uli Nowlan’s Home
Founders Danny and Uli Nowlan’s Home

Volunteer Species – a Say's Phoebe; Photo Taken at the Visitor’s Center
Volunteer Species – a Say's Phoebe; Photo Taken at the Visitor’s Center

2019 Alaska Vacation Journal

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