Pella Wildlife Company


Black Bears BACK in Iowa!!!

As reported on 07/17/2014 by various news outlets around the state, Black Bears are back in Iowa.  Click here to read one of the original articles on the story, as well as Pella Wildlife Company’s response to this latest news.

 You can help us be Debt FREE!!!

Raised $5,653 towards the $93,495 target. We are excited to announce that Pella Wildlife Company and the Academy of Wildlife Education are on the verge of being debt free. With the major remodeling of the Academy of Wildlife Education complete we are down to the final $90,000 that once eliminated, will open the door for the final phase of Pella Wildlife Company to be developed – a full service wildlife rehabilitation facility for all species, the center for biodiversity sustainability and a drive through wildlife park that will sustain both operations. Pella Wildlife Company has been in contact with area economic developers and sites are being identified as possible locations for this final stage of development. All donations will be recognized on our website as a donation to help us promote wildlife conservation through education, conservation and sustainability. Those of you that are able to donate $20 your name will be placed on a green paw print and placed on our family tree on display at the Academy of Wildlife Education. Those that can donate $50 will have their name placed on a gold paw print and placed on our family tree on display at the Academy of Wildlife Education. Follow the link make a donation, print the receipt and you and your family will get admission to the Academy of Wildlife Education. No donation is to small but all donations do add up to our continued dedication as a non profit wildlife conservation organization focused to bring you the most accurate and factual science based wildlife management programs as “We bring the Wild to your Life!”All donations and amounts will be added to a page of donors.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please make note of this at the time of your donation.  A link to the list of donors is posted at the bottom of this post.


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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Business Record 2013

This is absolutely unique, it does make it a fun destination.
- Tom Walsh VP Abbell Associates

We appreciate the efforts that Pella Wildlife is making to extend the value of wildlife education programs in Iowa.
- Kevin Baskins Iowa DNR

Pella Regional Health Care

…this endeavor would be advantageous to the community, schools, wildlife and citizens not only in the Lake Red Rock area; but wildlife throughout the world would benefit by Mr. DeArmond’s commitment to animal welfare. I highly recommend Pella Wildlife…
- Mary Jo Foster, Director of Elder Services

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