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ABQ BioPark Zoo Hosts Wolf Awareness Days Oct. 18-20

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Visit the Mexican wolf exhibit for fun educational activities.

ABQ BioPark Zoo Hosts Wolf Awareness Days Oct. 18-20

A Mexican gray wolf at the Zoo. Photo by ABQ BioPark.

October 11, 2013

Come to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for Wolf Awareness Days on October 18-20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about Mexican gray wolf conservation through interactive discovery stations and educational activities. Get hands-on with wolf biofacts and crafts and learn how lobos communicate with barks, yips and howls.

"Think like a mountain" as you learn about the critical role of wolves as keystone predators. Hear from experts about why conservation hero Aldo Leopold said, "Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf."

"The BioPark's wolf pack is fascinating to watch," said Sarah Shrum, Zoo Education Specialist. "We have all males on exhibit right now and their behaviors show how dynamic their relationships are. Zoo guests can enjoy watching the pack interact, participate in activities to understand their role as a keystone species, and learn how the BioPark has been involved in conservation efforts in the wild."

Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) were listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1976. Populations had been severely reduced as wolves increasingly came into conflict with humans. Today, captive breeding and recovery programs in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest attempt to re-establish this important species in the wild.

Wolf Awareness Days are included with regular admission. On Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, zoo guests can take advantage of Half-Price Weekend and purchase single admission tickets for 50% off regular rates. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000).

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