Zephyr and Alawa are captive-born Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolves (Canis lupus occidentalis). As Ambassador wolves, Zephyr and Alawa help the WCC forge a connection between people and this misunderstood predator. They live on exhibit where they can “teach” WCC visitors about the importance of their wild counterparts. The brother and sister duo were born on April 20, 2011 and can often be seen atop “Wolf Rock.”
The Wolf Conservation Center family just got a whole lot bigger! Sometime on Friday the 4th May 2012 night Mexican wolf F749 quietly had eight pups under a thicket. All five boys and three girls appear to be in good health so now it’s time to let the new parents do their jobs.
This video was the first sight of the pups on saturday morning.
Now thats one happy wolf.
When WE say that wolf pups are cute, we really really mean it.
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, NY promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future.
The Wolf Conservation Center promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. This is accomplished through onsite and offsite education programs. These programs emphasize wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States. The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered red wolf, and the Mexican gray wolf.
Founded in 1999. The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is a 501c3 organization that promotes wolf conservation. We accomplish this mission by:
Promoting wolf conservation through education
Supporting wolf reintroduction in federally designated areas that can sustain viable wolf populations
Being the preeminent facility in the eastern United States for the captive breeding and pre-release of endangered wolf species; and
Providing the natural habitat for a few captive wolves where observation of natural behavior is possible
Through our education programs, we work to convey the following messages:
Wolves in the wild are not dangerous to people.
Wolves perform a vital role in the environment.
Wolves are not pets.
It is everyone’s responsibility to do something each day to make the world a better place.
If you would like to help us accomplish our mission, please click here!