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Visit the Zoo for Wolf Awareness Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Posted October 2014

Learn the truths and dispel the myths about wolves and have fun doing it! Visit the Zoo for Wolf Awareness Day, Saturday, October 18, 2014. Do you know how important wolves are to the earth’s ecosystem? Did you know that one of the greatest threats to wild wolves is man? Have you ever tried howling like a wolf? To celebrate Wolf Awareness Day, enjoy these family-friendly, fun activities at the Wolf Woods Log Cabin:

  • Observe the Zoo’s two male timber wolves, Nikan and Nemat. Listen as zookeepers explain about the different species of wolves, interesting wolf behaviors, wolf reintroduction topics and how zookeepers care for Nikan and Nemat.
  • Watch Nikan and Nemat during their 2 p.m. feeding. Learn about the foods we provide to them.
  • Watch the 11 a.m. Environmental Enrichment Demonstration when the wolves interact with enrichment “toys” designed to encourage their natural behaviors.
  • Can you howl like a wolf? Test your pipes in our Howling contest at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best adult and child howlers!
  • Touch wolf and other North American animal artifacts at the Remains to be Seen Cart.
  • Listen to retired DNR Wildlife Biologist, Randy Jurewicz, talk about Wisconsin wolf management at Noon.
  • Create fun, wolf-inspired crafts

Each year, National Wolf Awareness Week takes place the third week of October. This year’s week, October 12-18, 2014, encourages conservation efforts not just for wolves, but also for all wild species. For more information on what you can do to preserve wolves and their habitats, visit the Defenders of Wildlife website.

Please mark your calendars for Wolf Awareness Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. For more information about Wolf Awareness Day activities, call the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414.256.5466.