The Wilds

The Wilds

The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land in rural southeastern Ohio. It was created as the conservation center of the future by a group of civic leaders, political leaders and zoo professionals who believed that a serious scientific approach was required to find solutions to environmental concerns.
From its inception, the Wilds has been envisioned as a facility that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with unique visitor opportunities. The Wilds’ conservation focuses include: animal management, scientific research, conservation education and professional training, land stewardship and habitat management, personal experience, institutional partnerships, and resource development & sustainability. 
Cumberland, Ohio


10,000 acres

The Wilds Target Species


Jan Ramer, DVM.
Vice President

Dr. Jan Ramer is a Veterinarian and the Vice President of The Wilds. She also serves as a Director for the C2S2 Board of Directors.

Dan Beetem
Director of Animal Management

Dan Beetem is the Director of Animal Management at The Wilds. Dan also serves as an Observer on the C2S2 Board of Directors.

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