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Wild Spirit Park, Ivalo

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#28 of 103 in Tours in Lapland
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  • We had a really wonderful day with Tiina and her great animals. We did a husky safari (we were allowed to drive ourselves), then Tiina talked about her animals over tea and coffee. Finally we looked at all their protégés (wild boar, polar foxes, marten dogs, foxes and goats). You can feel with how much dedication she does all this and how much she cares about every single animal. The contact was super fast and easy made via Facebook, within a few hours we had an appointment for the next day. All thumbs are up. Happy to return!!
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  • The visit to Wild Park is booked on FB and costs 10 euros for adults, 5 for children up to 12 years old. From the outside it looks like a wild and unspoiled park. If you arrive before the appointment and find yourself closed, don't worry... at the exact time they will pick you up at the entrance gate! Dress well warm, especially your feet, which is really cold to walk in the shade in the snow for an hour. The lady who guided us, I think is the owner, was very kind and felt a real affection for all the animals present. The park presents itself as a refuge for unfortunate animals who will spend the rest of their lives in captivity, then inside cages (although comfortable and inserted inside the forest), fed and cared for by the lady who takes care of it. I think it's a little inappropriate the name (Wild Park) because in my opinion more than a "wild park" looks like a small zoo near a dog farm (common in these areas). The visit was concentrated, given the few remaining specimens of wild species since natural death (rightly) are not replaced, to admire behind the nets some foxes (also arctic), two raccoon dogs, a wild pig, two Lapland goats. Birds in winter are not visible because they live in the owner's house for climatic reasons. So on a visit to the 27 huskies of the farm and in the book of memories in which the lady, as if they were pieces of her family, lovingly illustrated us the beasts that are no longer there... If you're passing by it's definitely a nice thing to see, but I wouldn't go many miles to see it on purpose...
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  • Very nice place...Let us think that it is not easy to maintain this small park. You can feel the love of owner to treat those animals. If you go with child, don't miss this point. Let you and your family understand the relationship of human and animals. 對動物的應有態度, 我們可能在這感覺得到。 遵重她對每隻動物的深入了解。 對新一代小孩;是一個好的教育。😀
  • Amazing experience! We called 30 minutes ahead of time (November around 3 or 4 p.m.) and got a great (private) tour of the sanctuary at EUR10.00 pp. You can really tell that the owner loves the animals and takes great care of them. She also told us a lot of great stories and spend loads of time with us. Definitely recommendable!
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