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Promoting wolf conservation since 1999

Ambassador Wolves

Steeped in myth, the wolf has become a misunderstood predator and too often evokes fear.  By providing science-based information, the Wolf Conservation Center allows wolves and humans to better coexist in our fragile environment, improve our efforts to successfully restore endangered wolves to their ancestral homes in the wild, and offer direct exposure to  an elusive predator people might not ever see in the wild.  The WCC Ambassador wolves Atka, Zephyr, and Alawa help us fulfill our education mission and open the door to understanding.  All three wolves inspire our guests onsite in South Salem, NY, and Atka, the only Ambassador who travels, allows us to extend our educational message far beyond the gates of our facility.  The demand for Atka continues to grow.  In 2012 we extended 157 offsite education programs!  National Geographic's Washington, DC  headquarters was among the latest additions to his "territory."

 

Atka
Ambassador

Atka

Atka is the oldest ambassador wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). He arrived at the WCC from Minnesota when he was just 8 days old.

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Alawa
Ambassador

Alawa

Alawa (meaning "sweetpea" in Algonquin, and pronounced "ai-lay-ewa) is brown and gray and her temperament matches her name. She and her litter-mate, Zephyr (meaning "light or west wind"), were born on April 20 and arrived at the WCC on May 27.

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Zephyr
Ambassador

Zephyr

Zephyr (meaning "light or west wind") is a beautiful black male with a prominent nose and a feisty personality.

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Nikai
Ambassador

Nikai

Nikai (meaning “Little Saint” or One Who Wanders”) is a tan and gray wolf who joined the Wolf Conservation Center family in May of 2014.

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