The Wichita office’s TAG (Terracon Activities Group) Committee chose the Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas, as the location for the annual picnic. The park’s uniqueness and animal interaction were the reasons behind the decision to make it the location for the more than 100 family members and employees to gather and enjoy a fun experience together. The families were able to interact with camels, lemurs, lorikeets, kangaroos, tortoises, guinea pigs, bunnies, llamas, and many other small animals.
From the beginning, the conservation of animals has been the mission of Tanganyika Wildlife Company. The park contains some of the rarest and most endangered species in the world. The nonprofit park went public in 2008 to continue their mission of education. Their funding is provided through the admission fees as well as the Species Survival Fund and Tanganyika Winter Fund.
Michelle Ogden, from Terracon’s Wichita office, had this to say about the event, “It was by far, the best family event we’ve had.”