Meet The Wolf Conservation Center's Ambassador Mexican Gray Wolves: Alawa, Zephyr & Nikai
About the Wolf Conservation Center Ambassador Wolves
The Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) three Ambassador wolves help open the door to understanding what wolves really are. Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai inspire its guests onsite in South Salem, NY and inspire thousands more around the world via live webcams.
About Mexican Gray Wolves
These critically endangered Mexican gray wolves represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in an effort to save a species on the brink of extinction. The Mexican gray wolf or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. For more information about wolves and the WCC's participation in wolf recovery, please visit www.nywolf.org.
About the Wolf Conservation Center
The Wolf Conservation Center, a 501c3 non-profit, is an environmental education organization committed to conserving wolf populations in North America through science-based education programming and participation in the federal Species Survival Plans for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Through wolves, the WCC teaches the broader message of conservation, ecological balance, and personal responsibility for improved human stewardship of our World.
For more information visit the Wolf Conservation Center's website.