The flyer provided by the research station is very much informative in giving us an idea of how this research station came into being. The Large Animal Research Station was set up in 1979 thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation. The man behind this initiative was Robert G. White. It is located on a former homestead that is close to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is known for its excellence in research and expertise in maintaining colonies of large animals.