2-9-21 update: awaiting audio kiosks from manufacturer, which is experiencing unanticipated delays from one of their parts suppliers. Mid-March is the estimated delivery date of the kiosks.
One of the primary missions of The Wild Animal Sanctuary is to educate the public about the Captive Wildlife Crisis. Over the years as the Sanctuary has grown, and due to the very dynamic nature of rescuing and keeping animals, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the signage over the habitats along the walkway and, as guests who have visited the Sanctuary know, that can be frustrating.
Likewise, due to the costs involved with publishing and printing, updating the Tour Guide Book can only be done every few years.
Therefore, in early 2021, the Sanctuary will be installing audio kiosks along the elevated walkway. Each solar-powered kiosk will have four different audio recordings related to what is seen in that area of the walkway, or some aspect of Sanctuary operations and animal care/rehabilitation will be explained. Since each voice recording can be easily changed and at minimal cost, we see this as both a more cost effective way to educating visitors and responding to changes in a more timely manner.
Additionally, on each kiosk there will be a QR code that can be scanned with one's mobile phone which will then open a webpage with the written transcripts for that kiosk. By having both spoken and written accounts available, it is our sincere hope that those guests who may have a visual or hearing impairment will have a much more enjoyable and fuller experience while visiting the Sanctuary.
Below are links that will take you to the written transcripts used in each audio kiosk. We are working on a written Spanish translation of each transcript, but please be patient as our resources for doing so are limited.
[Estamos trabajando en un traducción escrita en español de cada transcripción, por favor tenga paciencia ya que nuestros recursos para hacerlo son limitados.]
At a later date as the project is completed, all of the actual audio recordings from each kiosk will be available below, but until they are, you will simply hear some instrumental music.