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Wild Wonders Celebrates the Second Anniversary of a Special Friendship

By   /  October 17, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA – October, 2023 During October Tavi, Wild Wonders’ youngest cheetah, and Yara, his yellow lab companion, will celebrate their second anniversary together.  These two have been best buds since they were introduced two years ago. Tavi had a rough start in life.  He was an only cub, and frequently mother cheetahs will either […]

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Cheetah Conservation Organization Honors Wild Wonders

By   /  May 15, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –Two years ago, Wild Wonders had to say “goodbye” to their beloved cheetah Victor.  Victor was the first cheetah to call Wild Wonders his forever home and served as a great ambassador for cheetah conservation. Victor, “our polka dot price”, inspired hundreds of people to care about the plight of his wild cousins […]

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Wild Wonders hosts Fundraiser for Cheetah Conservation Fund

By   /  October 20, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –On Friday, October 28, Wild Wonders will host a fundraiser for the Cheetah Conservation Fund including a special presentation by its Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Laurie Marker. An expert with more than 45 years’ experience creating conservation strategies for cheetah specializing in human-wildlife conflict, illegal wildlife trade, human livelihoods and captive breeding, […]

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Wild Wonders Welcomes New Cheetah Cub

By   /  October 29, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA–Nature can be cruel. Often when a single cub is born, or becomes a singleton from the litter dying, mother cheetahs will abandon the cub or stop lactating. Meet Tavi. As Tavi was a singleton with no mom or litters his age to cross foster, a decision was made to hand raise him to […]

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Summer Zoo Camps at Wild Wonders are Almost Over

By   /  July 27, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –Only two dates remain open for Wild Wonders’ popular Summer Zoo Camps. These half-daycamps offer animal loving children ages 6-12 the opportunity to see what being a Zookeeper is all about. Zoo Campers will spend half a day with Wild Wonders’ staff of biologists, life scientists, and zookeepers learning about animals from all […]

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Wild Wonders Celebrates Its 30 Year Anniversary

By   /  May 24, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –Jackie Navarro started Wild Wonders, a wild animal refuge in Bonsall, in May of 1991 with justa few animals: an Amazon parrot, a boa constrictor, an opossum, a desert tortoise, and a chinchilla. Since then, it has moved to its current 10-acre location in Bonsall with over 100 animal ambassadors, provided tens of […]

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Summer Zoo Camps are Back at Wild Wonders

By   /  May 13, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA -Wild Wonders popular Summer Zoo Camps will begin on June 29 and run through August 5.These half-day camps offer animal loving children ages 6-12 the opportunity to see what being a Zookeeper is all about. Zoo Campers will spend half a day with Wild Wonders’ staff of biologists, life scientists, and zookeepers learning […]

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Wild Wonders Celebrates The Life of Victor, Their Senior Cheetah

By   /  February 18, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

On Sunday, February 28, Wild Wonders will host a small gathering at their wild animal refuge in Bonsall to honor the passing of Victor. Many long-time friends and supporters of Wild Wonders recall when Victor arrived in July, 2006 from South Africa. He had been raised to be an ambassador animal, and over his lifetime,he […]

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Wild Wonders Introduces Poquito The Baby Paca

By   /  January 28, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –The new year at Wild Wonders began with this little bundle of joy. Poquito was born to Pico and Piña, the two Pacas that call Wild Wonders their forever home. Pacas are very unusual rodents that are found in Central and South America, and their unique markings make them easy to identify. They […]

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Wild Wonders Announces Winter Wonders & Holiday Lights

By   /  December 14, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –Looking for a safe, outdoor, festive holiday event for the whole family? Wild Wonders invites you to book a Winter Wonders and Holiday Lights tour of our facility which will showcase our nocturnal animals. Only one family group will be allowed on each tour, so you and your family will have our entire […]

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Wild Wonders Announces Military Appreciation Tours

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –Wild Wonders is once again offering deeply discounted Behind the Scenes tours to Military families (active duty or not) to honor Veterans Day. Your personal keeper / educator will guide you on a one-hour tour of our 5-acre refuge where you’ll meet and interact with many of our 120 animal ambassadors. Your visit […]

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The Missing Lynx?

By   /  July 23, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA –It’s been over 700 years since a Eurasian Lynx has been seen in Scottish forests. That may be about to change via a well-planned reintroduction program to bring this beautiful and necessary apex predator back into remote areas.Biologists and wildlife conservationists are working with locals so that they understand that the lynx is […]

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How A Small Wild Animal Refuge Is Coping During The COVID-19 Outbreak

By   /  April 23, 2020  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA — April, 2020 … We are all facing unprecedented challenges in these COVID-19 times, but a plucky small private wild animal refuge in Bonsall is determined to survive. Wild Wonders houses 120 animals on its 5-acre spread in Bonsall, about 10 miles east of Oceanside just off Highway 76. From cheetahs to porcupines […]

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Wild Wonders Raises Funds For Endangered Species

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bonsall, CA – May 2017 – On Endangered Species Day, May 19, Wild Wonders hosted a fundraiser at its 5+ acre facility in Bonsall.  The primary beneficiary of the fundraiser was Arctictus Binturong Conservation (“ABConservation”), which is an organization dedicated to preserving the bearcat (officially known as the “binturong”) in Southeast Asia.  This animal is listed as […]

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Wild Wonders Presents – World Endangered Species Day May 19th

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  North County  /  No Comments

World Endangered Species Day..May 19th 2017 5:30 to 8:00 pm Wild Wonders in Bonsall invites you to join us for a “thairiffic” event to celebrate World Endangered Species Day on May 19. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit Arctictis Binturong Conservation to protect this rare unique species. This event includes Southeast Asian food, […]

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