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North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

Looking for something truly extraordinary to do with visiting family and friends this holiday season? Head to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem for a Holiday Howl.

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What is the Wolf Conservation Center?

The WCC is a private, not-for-profit environmental education organization located just eight miles north of the Bedford Village Green in South Salem, a hamlet of Lewisboro.

The WCC’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future through onsite and offsite education programs. The Center also participates in the Species Survival Plan and Recovery Plan for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf* and the red wolf.

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What is a Holiday Howl?

It’s an action-packed opportunity to learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. After the presentation, guests assemble "wolfy" gifts for ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai, and Zephyr and then enjoy watching the wolves tear them open! Guests will have the opportunity to throw back their heads and howl with the ambassador wolves, as well as to visit the red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, too.

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Details

Upcoming Holiday Howls will take place on December 16, 17, 22, 23, and 26. Reservations are a must.

Fees:  $14 - Adults / $11 - Children (under 12)

*Wolf Trivia: The gray wolf's coat can actually be many different colors - white, black, gray, or even brown and tan. The species' name actually derives from a gray undercoat shared by all gray wolves, no matter the color of their outer coat or guard hairs.

Photos of Ambassador Wolves Atka, Nikai, and Zephyr provided by the Wolf Conservation Center.