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. He was raised by the WCC staff, volunteers, ambassador wolves and Eno. Eno was the WCC’s resident German Shepherd and ambassador wolf nanny. On July 5th, 2005 we were forced to say goodbye to our friend Eno, he passed away at the age of 12. Atka lived with Apache, Kaila and Lukas as a member of the ambassador family until the age of three. At this age, Atka began to challenge Apache for his leadership (alpha) position in the pack. This is natural behavior as most wild wolves disperse from their natal packs between the age or 2 and 3 years old to establish their own families. In December of 2005, we helped Atka disperse to his new home, a brand new enclosure adjacent to his old family. Read more
How can I adopt Atka?
Anyone can adopt one (or all) of our wolves via a direct donation to the Wolf Conservation Center. We offer four levels of donations which come with various perks. Check them out and adopt your favorite WCC wolf or wolves today!