Watch majestic, wild creatures play in the snow at a special two-day Wild Winter Weekend at Animal Ark, a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary and education center just north of Reno that offers injured or abandoned animals (think big cats, bear, wolves, owls and others) a safe place to live. Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly – the Ark’s 38 acres are at 6,000 feet – and to call on the event day, just in case weather conditions force a cancellation. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 16; tickets cost $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for children ages 3 to 12 (it’s free for children 2 and under). The Ark is located at 1265 Deerlodge Road, Reno. Bring comfortable walking shoes for the one-mile dirt trail. Visit www.animalark.org for more information, or call (775) 970-3111.
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