Wild Hearts Zoological Park began as a vision to offer a unique and personal wildlife experience within the community. Amanda Dalton, zoo founder, began pursuing her dream by caring for wildlife at a small animal sanctuary, working in the education department at a well-known zoo, and earning her master’s degree in Zoology. She now has several years of zoo experience and aims to launch this new educational organization in the coming year with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers.
Wild Hearts will be a community-oriented organization striving to provide low-impact educational experiences of nature, ecology, and conservation through an interactive approach. Amanda is taking her vision on the road, and you’ll be able to meet her and some of her animal ambassadors around town.
In order to raise visibility for Wild Hearts Zoo, Amanda is out on “tour” raising friends and funds to support her vision.
Thurs, June 23rd 5-7pm Birds & Brews with Wild Hearts Zoo at Warped Wing Brewery!
Stop by Warped Wing Brewery to meet and learn about the raptors from Wild Hearts Zoo! Her “warped wing” ambassadors cannot be returned to the wild due to wing injuries, so now they help educate the public about bird of prey ecology. Also meet Orville and Wilbur, “The Rat Brothers”. Have a pint, make some friends and help some animals!
Catch her at libraries around town where her program is open to all ages who want to learn about hawks, reptiles and mammals as the zookeeper discusses their significance in our environment and their protection through conservation:
June 25th – 10am: Burkhardt Branch Library
June 27th – 6:30pm: West Carrollton Branch Library
July 9th – 11am: Vandalia Branch Library
July 14th – 6:30pm: Madden Hills Branch Library
July 16th – 10am: Temporary Main Branch Library
July 26th – 6:30pm: East Branch Library
August 6th – 10am: Electra Doren Branch Library
August 13th – 10am: Trotwood Branch Library
She’s also got an upcoming event on June 25th – 12:30 – 2:30pm at Cabela’s Centerville.