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Wolf Awareness Day

Saturday, October 19, 2013
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


On Saturday, October 19th, the Zoo will celebrate the wonder of wolves through “Wolf Awareness Day.” We invite you to join in activities designed to help dispel misconceptions about wolves, and meet our wolf pack to see how they’re cared for in their zoological setting.

Activities at the Wolf Woods Log Cabin

WMeet the Zoo’s Wolf pack, as both mysterious and intriguing animals. Zookeepers will discuss the different species of wolves, wolf behavior, wolf reintroduction topics and wolf care here at the Zoo.

WolfOOversee our timber wolves during one of their daily routines, as they take their feeding at 2 p.m.

LLearn more about wolves through fun canine craft activities.

VLend your Voice and let us hear your best wolf impersonation as the Howling Contest takes place at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best adult and child howler!

EWatch the Environmental Enrichment Demonstration at 11 a.m. in which you’ll see the pack roaming their exhibit and interacting with “toys” to help display their natural behaviors, just like they would in the wild.

SSenses will come alive as you touch and feel wolf and other North American animal artifacts on the Remains to be Seen Cart. New this year! Retired DNR Wildlife Biologist, Randy Jurewicz, will present a Special Talk at noon on Wisconsin wolf management.

National Wolf Awareness Week is October 13 – 19, and encourages conservation efforts not only for wolves, but also for all wild species.

For more information, visit the Defenders of Wildlife Website.