On October 12, 2011, Kolar left us. He'd been battling lung cancer for several years, most of which he was made very comfortable on medications. He had a very full life; in longevity, fulfillment
and friendship. And for those who believe in such (and Charlie does believe...) Kolar now joins Josef, Brandi, Chui, Georgia and several others of the original crew that together with Charlie,
founded Wild Things and are responsible for what it is today. Together, they'll wait for Charlie to join them once again in a better place where they'll never be separated again.
Kolar was laid to rest next to Josef and Brandi ~ where Lions, Tigers and Bears is now a matter of fact again. The ranch shut down the morning of his passing to allow Charlie and staff to comfortably
and respectfully care for him with no other traffic on the ranch. A very sad day at Wild Things for as fate would have it, another old timer and faithful friend departed on the same day, our
leopard Chui. Click here to learn more about Chui
In Charlie's eyes, it's not just the loosing of a loved one that hurts so bad, it's the waiting to be with them again. But its the believe in what he's waiting for that
keeps him and the rest of the staff at Wild Things doing what they do ~ in loving memory of Kolar and all the others.