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Wolf Awareness Days to Celebrate the Lobo

Visitors can learn more about the Mexican gray wolf re-introduction program, talk with keepers.

10-16-17 - The Mexican gray wolf was nearly extirpated during the last century, but thanks to breeding efforts like those at the ABQ BioPark, the apex predator is making a slow comeback.

Learn more about Mexican gray wolf conservation and re-introduction efforts in the Southwest at Wolf Awareness Days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,October 18-20, at the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

"Join the ABQ BioPark Zoo for this event to learn more about wolves and have fun doing it," said Audrey Lenzi, ABQ BioPark Zoo science education coordinator. "Visitors can observe our Mexican gray wolves and learn more about interesting wolf behaviors from the BioPark's zookeepers and educators."

The ABQ BioPark Zoo has five Mexican gray wolves, including one pair recommended for breeding - Apache and Kawi. The facility has successfully bred 63 Mexican gray wolf pups over the years, which have contributed to the captive gene pool. 

Visitors who want to learn more about the BioPark's wolf pack can speak to zookeepers during scheduled talks at 11 a.m. each day. Visitors also will have the opportunity to see wolf pelts, study bones and explore the adaptations that make wolves agile, expert hunters.

The event is included with regular admission.