August 22, 2012

Revisiting the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York

Not far from my farm in Bedford is the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), located in South Salem, New York.  Founded in 1999, the mission of the WCC is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future.  The Center is home to 25 wolves, 9 of which are on exhibit.  There are 3 ambassador wolves – Atka, who plays an active part in the education mission and young Alawa and Zephyr, who are learning the ropes.  More aloof are 2 Mexican gray wolves and 4 red wolves, both of which are critically endangered.  In addition, 2 more Mexican and 14 more red wolves are heard, but are seldom seen by visitors.  I visited the WCC several years ago with my television crew and I’ve attached a link to the video below.

Visiting the Wolf Conservation Center in New York