Our Commitment to the Animals
- All of our animals are provided with quality nutrition and health care programs and a clean facility
- We provide our animals with more than double the space required by the Department of Agriculture
- Our animals have a sanctuary available to them at all times. When they come to you it’s because they want to
- We reserve the right to refuse admission or to dismiss from the park any person who, in our opinion, poses a threat to the well-being of our animals
- Due to nutritional balance and animal safety laws, only food provided by Living Treasures Animal Park may enter the part to be fed to our animals
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park’s Moraine location was built and opened in 1992 by Tom Guiher and his two young children, Fawn (age 9) and Adam (age 6).
Tom’s lifelong love of animals started by raising chickens and selling eggs door to door at age 13. As a young man growing up in Butler County, horses and cattle became his primary interests. In 1988 Tom acquired and started propagating various species of exotic animals including deer, wallabies, and pot-bellied pigs. His success in their husbandry allowed him to expand his collection to 35 species, which included camels, reindeer, and African antelope. Building an animal park to show off his collection to the public seemed the logical next step. In 1991 land was acquired along US 422 near New Castle. Fences and buildings were built, wells drilled, habitats constructed and many new species were acquired. The Grand Opening was Memorial Day weekend of 1992.
New and improved exhibits have been added every year. The park’s success in producing babies has not only delighted visitors who see them romp and play it allows the park to acquire new species every year.
In 1997 Tom purchased the 9 acre parcel located on route 711 in Donegal. Thru that winter the Laurel Highlands location was built. Opening in April 1998, many animals that were born and raised at the Moraine location were transferred and many new exhibits were procured from other animal parks around the United States and Canada. In 1999 Log Cabin Lodge and Suites and in 2000 Mountain Horse Saddlery & Gifts were built at the Laurel Highlands location.
In 2005 Tom’s son, Adam Guiher, purchased the Moraine location. Adam has built many new exhibits and improved and updated the existing ones.
In 2008 Tom’s daughter, Fawn, and her husband Matt became the general managers of the Laurel Highlands location, also managing Log Cabin Lodge and Suites, Mountain Horse Saddlery & Gifts, and Highlands Hall Banquet Center.
Our family invites you to bring your family for an up close, interactive and educational experience with our family of animals.