SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The New York Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem held an Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages event Friday to showcase its pups graduating to the adult wolf habitat.
Registered guests took a guided hike at sunset to meet the ambassador wolves, Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr. Guest were also able to meet critically endangered Mexican wolves and Red wolves that call the New York Wolf Conservation Center home.
Wolves are an important part of our environment, even if we don't realize it, said Volunteer Frank Haviland. Westchester has a large amount of deer. Wolves eat the sick deer, which stops the spread of disease. If a disease took over all the deer and there was suddenly no deer in Westchester, our ecosystem would turn upside down. So, wolves are in fact protecting our environment.
The Wolf Conservation hosts the Evening Howl for Pups every Friday at 6 p.m.. These events are open to the public, but registration is required.
A fee of $16 for adults and $13 for children under 12 is charged. The money is used to purchase products needed to maintain the group's facilities. For more information on future events visit www.nywolf.com
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