Animal Ark, a wildlife sanctuary, inspires environmental stewardship through wildlife education. The Ark is a nonprofit which houses animals that cannot be released back into the wild. Throughout the season, the organization hosts a series of events where visitors can explore, discover and learn.

Thanksgiving Weekend

When: 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26

About: Observe the animals in the cooler temperatures of late fall when they are active and frisky. The predators are putting on their thick winter coats to protect them from the snow and winds.

Do you have any raw turkey necks and gizzards you did not use for your holiday meal? They make marvelous treats. Animal Ark is also accepting donations of uncooked, low-sodium turkey, to supplement the regular diets of the carnivores.

Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (62+), $10 for children (3-12 years) and 2 years and under are free.

From Reno, take U.S. 395 north, turn right on Red Rock Road, go 11.5 miles, then take a right onto Deerlodge Road and then into the driveway at 1265 Deerlodge Road.

Details: or 1-775-970-3111.

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