Pella Wildlife Company

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Click HERE to read the latest information regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to reopen the public comment period for removing the entire Gray Wolf species from the Federal Endangered Species List.

Click HERE to see our company’s position on this news.


White Nose Syndrome found in Arkansas!!!  Click HERE to read about the latest discovery.

Click HERE to see visit our White Nose information page and see the latest White Nose distribution map.

MON – SAT : 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM* ADULT (13 and OVER) : $5.00
SUNDAY : 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM* CHILD (12 and UNDER) $2.00
* Hours of operation are the same as Mall Hours, and may vary on/around holidays.

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Pella Wildlife Company

…was established in the Fall of 2006. Ron DeAarmond, the founder and CEO, has held a USDA license for over 25 years. He has also held DNR licenses in Illinois and Iowa. Experienced with mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, Ron has worked with schools, libraries, US Army Corps of Engineers, DNR, County Conservation Board, wildlife education facilities, genetic bank, drive through wildlife parks and zoos. A non-profit organization, Pella Wildlife Company was established to focus on three areas of animal welfare – education, sustainability and conservation.

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Education: Pella Wildlife Company provides S.T.E.M. based wildlife education programs to students PreK through university levels. Wildlife education programs are also provided to city, county, state and federal agencies. As an outreach to the general public, Pella Wildlife Company has opened the Academy of Wildlife Education at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, IA. Conservation: Pella Wildlife Company is committed to the natural reestablishment of wildlife to their historically native habitat and research to ensure stable populations for the future. Pella Wildlife Company works with university students and gives them valuable field experience as they work towards degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Environmental Science and Animal Science to name a few. Sustainability: Pella Wildlife Company is committed to the sustainability of wildlife species through biodiversity and a common sense approach to wildlife management based on science. Wildlife rehabilitation will assist in sustainability as people and wildlife interact. The genetic bank will also guarantee species will not go extinct due to habitat loss.
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