PAOLI — There may be no lions or tigers, but grizzly bears, elephants and giraffes are among the numerous animals residing at Wilstem Ranch between Paoli and West Baden.

Though there have been no emergency calls for service for an incident at the wildlife park, West Baden Police Assistant Chief Andy Burkhardt spearheaded a preventative effort to explore the property to ensure firefighters, paramedics and police can access areas of property with varying terrain. Wilstem owner Jerry Fuhs of Jasper welcomed emergency personnel from the West Baden, French Lick and Paoli Police Departments, along with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and French Lick Fire Department.