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Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by pawnee » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:25 pm

do you have wolves at your local zoo/centre or animal organization? What kind of wolf was it? was this a special event? what are some centres you`d like to visit?

I`ve seen arctic wolves at the Toronto Metro zoo, and grey wolves at Calgary zoo, as well as grey and arctic wolves at Omega Parc in Quebec...and grey wolves at the Haliburton wolf centre.

I want to go to International wolf centre, and Wolf Park too.
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Post by MajesticWolfs » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:39 pm

There are no wolves at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium but there are African Wild Dogs but when I went to the zoo in October they werent there :|.
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Post by Blindseer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:54 pm

there are some red woles at my zoo now, but I havent seen them yet.
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Post by pawnee » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm

were they going to breed them for the red wolf program? that would be cool!
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Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by king1-7 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:01 pm

Well, the nearest zoos to my house are about an hour and a half away, and neither of them have wolves. But there is a zoo that's about two and a half hours away, and it has Mexican wolves. Matter of fact, I saw them just last Sunday, but my family pulled me away from the exhibit after about 30 seconds, and all the wolves were sleeping. @_x

There is a big cat preserve that's only 30 minutes away from here, though, and they recently acquired a wolf. However, I haven't been to see it yet. :(
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Post by pawnee » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:06 pm

king1-7 wrote:Well, the nearest zoos to my house are about an hour and a half away, and neither of them have wolves. But there is a zoo that's about two and a half hours away, and it has Mexican wolves. Matter of fact, I saw them just last Sunday, but my family pulled me away from the exhibit after about 30 seconds, and all the wolves were sleeping. @_x

There is a big cat preserve that's only 30 minutes away from here, though, and they recently acquired a wolf. However, I haven't been to see it yet. :(

they must not appreciate wolves like you do...

also, if anyone has pictures of wolves they`ve seen, please include them :mrgreen: :D
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Post by Blindseer » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:07 pm

pawnee wrote:were they going to breed them for the red wolf program? that would be cool!
that is the reason they have them.
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Post by April » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:10 pm

At our zoo they have gray wolves, they come in all colours, grey, brown, black, and white. They are usually hiding in the day though so you don't see much of them.
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Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by king1-7 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:17 pm

pawnee wrote: they must not appreciate wolves like you do...
I don't even think they realize I appreciate wolves like I do...I'm not very open about it in real life.

Of course, after we walked past the Mexican wolf exhibit, they started running around and playing. I saw them from where I was standing, further down the path. @_x

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Post by Snowmuzzle » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:42 pm

I saw some at Dartmoor Wildlife park. Nice-looking white wolves with grey markings.
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Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by Rikkuzilla » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:47 pm

We also have red wolves at our zoo. Unfortunately my last visit to the zoo, their habitat was closed, so we could only see them from a distance.

I've seen my fair share of grey wolves in my time, but I would love a chance to get up and personal with those red wolves. (^-^)
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Post by tasmanian_tiger » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:11 pm

We have I think three grey wolves at the Portland Zoo in Oregon. I remember when I was little, my mom got two tickets for us to go "backstage" to look at the wolves' habitat. It was amazing! We even got to pet one of the tame ones!

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Post by kay » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:15 pm

I go to the MN zoo and Como zoo and they both have grey and red wolves but I think one of them got rid of the grey wolves :?:
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Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by SolitaryHowl » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:52 pm

There are Arctic wolves at the Toronto Zoo. I have never been to any other zoos besides that one.
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Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

Post by TheSpiritoftheWolf » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:54 pm

Blindseer wrote:there are some red woles at my zoo now, but I havent seen them yet.

interestingly enough, Red Wolves are actually NOT a wolf. The wolfs scientific name is Canis lupus while the red "wolfs" is Canis rufus. The red wolf is a hybrid anomaly. It is a mix between the wolf and the coyote that is fertile, or, able to mate and sucessfully produce offspring. Just thought you all might like that little fun fact.

And I don't think that the Atlanta Zoo has any wolves, but the Albany Zoo in Cheehaw Park has a small Grey Wolf enclosure with about 8 wolves. *Sniff sniff* how cruel! It's too small to hold that many wolves.
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