Category Archives: Animals

Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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Boo At The Zoo

Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year?  Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 21st and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored booths…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 20th

The Porter county Fair Begins on Thursday, July 20th and runs through Saturday, July 29th. New this year are educational displays and a school bus figure 8 derby in the grandstand. “You have to stop by and see the American Heritage Exhibit, the Recycling Exhibits and the Re-purposed Exhibits,” stated Claudia Hoagman, 4-H Exhibit Judge.…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Festival – Hammond Indiana

       The 17th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind and Water festival will be held on Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. AND from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday May 29th at the William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area, Shelter #2,…

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Spring Out to Sunset Festival – #Valpo

Spring Out To Sunset Hill for their Annual Spring Out Festival held on Saturday, May 20th from Noon to 4pm. You’ll find lots of Family Fun from the Porter County Parks and Recreation in Valparaiso Indiana. Featuring: Laser Ball, Inflateables, Meet the Animals, Vintage Baseball, Live Music, Wagon Rides, Homebrew Competition, Craft Beer Garden. With…

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Washington Park Zoo Opens with New Born Otters

On January 31st, 2017 a pair  of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Indiana. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters.  Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are…

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Washington Park Zoo Receives Grant

The Washington Park Zoological Society would like to acknowledge the Otto J. and Margaret M. Zack Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee for awarding us a grant for 2017 in the amount of $80,000. This grant is to be used to purchase and install 2 generators along with food and medical expenses for the…

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Uncommon Brant Goose Visits Hammond Indiana

by Carolyn A. Marsh Reprinted from the WRite Stuff News Magazine, November 2016 An uncommon Brant Goose was with Canada Geese in the north basin of George Lake in Hammond. Alan Bruner and Rusty McIntyre discovered the goose on Sept 16.  Alan drives up from Marshall, Indiana to bird the lakefront every year or two…

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Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes

Celebrate autumn with an Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fun is the theme of the weekend interleaved with the celebration of the all American Apple. This new event is part of the National Lakeshore’s year-long, 50th…

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African Lions at Washington Park Zoo!

The Washington Park Zoo has two new African lions that will be on display starting with their welcoming party on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 4:30 – 8:30pm. The yet unnamed 2 ½ year old male and 3 year old female were donated by a rescue zoo in Nevada. The Washington Park Zoo Staff are…

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