Posts By Ann Loyola

Ann’s history with Earthfire began 20 years ago when she signed on as a part-time fundraising consultant. She was on-hand for the birth and official IRS nonprofit designation of Earthfire Institute. After 18 years serving as Marketing and Development Director at a rural hospital, she’s come back to Earthfire as Assistant Director. Ann enjoys skiing, bicycling, fly fishing, and horseback riding.
Sign at the entrance to the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Susan Eirich will be a speaker at the ninth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School held at Merton College, Oxford, England, on 5-8 August, 2024. For more information, please visit...

Large brown bear walking through snow

A Note from Susan: Every bear (at least that I have spent time with) has a distinct persona, often rather clearly, same as with people. Some are sweet, some have...

Bear den covered in snow
Bear Garden Diaries

We dreamed about the new bear gardens for such a long time—not for us humans, but for the bears. We wanted them to have waterfalls. We wanted them to have...

Grizzly bear coming out of a pool of water
Bear Garden Diaries

Construction on Phase 1* of our brand new, state-of-the-art bear gardens is almost complete! Thanks to our amazing local contractor, Wydaho Construction Services, the project that broke ground 10 months...

Turkey
When ice made the walk to her day yard treacherous, Tweedle the Turkey impressed us with her problem solving skills....
Grizzly Bear Playing in a pond
Rebellious and Rambunctious

It isn’t news to those who are personally acquainted with our sanctuary brown bear, Ramble, that he is a bold and rowdy personality. He has been described as demanding, rambunctious,...

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