Wildlife Prairie Park celebrates 44 years

Wildlife Prairie Park is celebrating its 44th birthday this week.
Wildlife Prairie Park is celebrating its 44th birthday this week.(25 News / Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 11:49 AM CDT
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HANNA CITY (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A local wildlife preserve is celebrating 44 years of outdoor adventure.

Wildlife Prairie Park opened on Aug 4, 1978. This week, the park is inviting guests to come out, enjoy some cupcakes, and hang out with more than 150 animals - all native to Illinois.

To celebrate the milestone, one of the park’s donors is matching every donation, up to $4400.

Plus, any visitor celebrating their own birthday this week can get into the park for free.

“I talk to people every day - ‘I remember this, I remember that’. That’s what we do here - we are inspiring children and adults to love and learn about nature. And we take it very seriously,” park CEO Roberta English said.

The birthday celebration is going on all week. To make a donation to the park, visit this link.

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