Free Meet A Wolf
There are two opportunities to meet a friendly wolf this week, if you’re as fascinated as I am by these beautiful and mysterious beasts.
Stephanie Kaylan of the Wanagi Wolf Fund and Rescue will appear at both events with her friendly wolves or wolf-dogs. Stephanie is a lively speaker on the subject of wolves and their relationship with humans. In fact, you can read my profile of her in a recent series I wrote of MSN.com Albuquerque Insider Profiles for their Re:Discover Albuquerque project.
So where can you see Stephanie this week?
First, at Wolf Fest 2012 on Friday March 23, at the University of New Mexico Main Campus at Smith Plaza, in front of the Zimmerman Hall. The event runs all day to raise awareness concerning the conservation of Mexican Grey Wolves, but Stephanie and her wolves will be present from approximately 1 – 5 pm.
If you miss that, join the free Wolf Meet and Greet on Sunday March 25 at 12:30 pm at the Open Space Visitor Center. Arrive early to be sure of a seat at the beginning of the talk, as late arrivals aren’t guaranteed admission.
The family-friendly event is free, although donations to the non-profit Wanagi Wolf Fund are welcome. There will also be a photo-op with Hokshila the timber wolf for a $10 donation, and shopping for wolf photos and wolf-fur filled ornaments.
Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard NW. (East of Coors at the end of Bosque Meadows Road, between Montano Boulevard and Paseo del Norte.)