Red Wolf Award

Two weeks ago I received thanks from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) for the Museum’s involvement in the red wolf recovery program.

In 2007 the Red Wolf Recovery Program won top honors from AZA: The North American Conservation Award is presented annually by AZA, and is described by AZA as:

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums names conservation as its highest priority, and recognizes exceptional efforts by AZA Institution, Related Facility or Conservation Partner members toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild through its North American Conservation Award.

Marilyn will be writing a series of posts about red wolves, their history, and the recovery program. You can read her first post by clicking here. You can also go to our website to learn more about red wolves.

Congratulations goes out to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium as the leaders of our great team and all the other 35 institutions that house red wolves to make this program successful. (If you click on the PDZA link, you will see a photo of a red wolf parent and pups: The photo is one of the most well known and most used photos of red wolves and was taken here at the Museum!)

It’s really been an honor to be part of the Red Wolf Recovery Program. The Museum got it’s first wolf in November 1992. I had my interview to join the animal department the day our second red wolf arrived on February 2, 1993. Three months later, we had 7 pups born!

1 response to Red Wolf Award

  1. I liked the link to PDZA and that you pointed out that the photo was taken here. Very cool. We should use it more. Do you know if Greg has that photo?

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