The Wilds

About The Wilds

The Wilds is a private, non-profit safari park and conservation center that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind adventures that include ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and more. Located in Cumberland, Ohio, the Wilds is home to rare and endangered species from the globe living in natural, open-range habitats. The property encompasses 9,154 acres of reclaimed coal mine land and includes 2,000 acres of pastures and a 27-acre Carnivore Conservation Center. The Wilds is designated an Audubon Important Bird Area so the property includes a birding station with covered lookout as well as a butterfly habitat with hiking trails, more than 15 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails and approximately 150 lakes.


Restoration Ecology Apprentice

May 2018 - August 2018 Cumberland, OH
“I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with the Restoration Ecology staff. They taught me so much that can be applied outside of a classroom experience, and for that I am so grateful. This internship changed my perspective on job opportunities and future career goals. It was absolutely amazing.”

Restoration Ecology Apprentice

May 2018 - August 2018 Cumberland, OH
“This internship was an amazing learning opportunity, because I got to design and complete a research project. I learned many different survey methodologies, increased my network, and even wrote a formal research paper and presented a poster for my research. Not to mention, The Wilds is an extremely cool place to work.”
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