Monday, August 20, 2012

No.96 Olympic Game Farm, Sequim

1423 Ward Road
Sequim, WA 98382

The Olympic Game Farm just a few miles north of Sequim, Washington in a 87 acre animal park that has a 30.000 gallon aquarium, petting zoo and Drive Through Animal Park. For 28 years this farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios, filming here at the farm and on the Olympic Peninsula, as well as on many different set locations. A few popular titles produced with our past animal actors, are “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar”, “The Incredible Journey”, “White Wilderness” and “Grizzly Adams” television and movie series.

Kodiak Bear Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington
Kodiak Bear, Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington
Rosevelt Elks great the next group of vehicles
Get Face to Face with free roaming animals

The Farm allows you to get inches a way from Zebras, Elk, Deer, and Bison by driving your personal vehicle through the 87 acre property. The drive takes approximately 1 hr. Stopping your vehicle is not recommended.  All vehicles must be fully enclosed at all times for your safety. Jeeps, Broncos, etc must have tops on. NO MOTORCYCLES PERMITTED on drive tour.
 The animals have their own daily meals but you can purchase loafs of wheat bread at the ticket booth. I would recommend at least 2 loafs depending on how many people in vehicle want to have a 2000 lbs Bison eating from their hand.

Where do the animals come from?

Most of the Olympic Game Farm’s animals are the offspring of our past animal actors. Several others are either rescues; overflow from other licensed animal facilities; retired from acting in the entertainment industry (other trainers); or we just received as gifts and donations from licensed individuals.

Tibetan Yak Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington
Tibetan Yaks were first domesticated in 1000 BC. Mostly found at high altitudes in the Himalayan Mountains, they can carry over 300 lbs up steep mountain grades. Tibetan Yaks are also referred to as the Grunting Ox. They shed over 7 lbs of course wool per year and is primarily used to make blankets and clothing. Their milk is very rich containing 89% butter-fat, twice as much as a milking cow.

Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington

Kodiak Bears can weigh up to 1800 lbs and range from 6 to 10 feet tall. They are coastal bears that originated from Kodiak Island in Alaska and are close cousins to the Grizzly bear. Kodiaks do not have the grizzled fur, the large fat pouch on their neck or shoulders, and are much larger. Kodiaks can run just as fast as quarter horses- up tp 30mph.
Their average life span is 30 years in the wild and 50 years in captivity. They are 80% vegetarian eating fish, rabbits, berries and small game
Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington
Roosevelt Elk are the largest of the species and are commonly found around the pacific coast from California to Canada. Their average life span is 20-25 years and can weigh up to 18000 lbs. The average set of antlers weighs up to 50lbs and have 4-6 points. Elk can run 28mph for long distances and 35-45mph for shorter bursts.

Olympic Game Farm, Sequim Washington
American Bison or commonly called Buffalo, have an average weight between 18000-25000lbs with their average life soan of 20 years. The bison are native to open prairies and woodland forests in eastern part of the North American Range. In earlier centuries, their population was over 60 million and has dwindled down to fewer than 50 thousand.
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