The Wilds – A World-Class
Animal Conservation Center
Tucked into the countryside of Cumberland, Ohio is an unexpected home of rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs, takin and many other rare and exotic animals. This home is The Wilds – one of the largest animal conservation centers on the continent.
The Wilds is open year-round, but normal operation hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from May through September and weekends in October. A variety of tours are offered, including Open-Air Safaris, horseback and zip-lining. Visitors can also hike the butterfly habitat, go fishing, enjoy the bird-watching station and ride the mountain bike trails. The Wilds also offers three types of overnight accommodations: Nomad Ridge (romantic, two-person yurts), The Lodge (a luxury cabin that sleeps up to 12 guests) and The Wilds’ Cabins at Straker Lake (seven beautifully-furnished cabins that each accommodates six guests).
In addition to creating lifelong memories, [...]