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Alaska Zoo hosts Wolf Day, offers educational activities featuring its resident wolf pack

'Howling' good time


Wolf Day is Saturday, October 8 at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Alaska Zoo will host its annual Wolf Day celebration from noon - 4 p.m. This family-friendly event will focus on the preeminent pack hunter of the Last Frontier and give visitors an up-close look at the Alaska Zoo’s wolves through engaging, canine-related activities.


Wolf Day activities are included with Alaska Zoo admission, and attendees of all ages can participate in the fun this Saturday:


  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    • Wolf fact scavenger hunt, beginning at the zoo entrance
    • Wolf encounters
    • Special zoo keeper talks
    • Canine enrichment, wolf diet information station and diet preparation experience near the wolf habitat
    • Wolf craft and coloring area as well as a wolf pack and family game station in the Coffee Shop Greenhouse
  • 2:30 – Animal enrichment at arctic fox habitat
  • 1:30 p.m. – Wolf-themed story time at the Coffee Shop Greenhouse
  • 2 p.m. – Howling contest on the trail near the wolf habitat
  • 2:30 p.m. – Red fox animal enrichment at the infirmary
  • 3:30 p.m. – Animal enrichment at the coyote habitat 


“We’re privileged to provide a home to five Alaska-born gray wolves and love seeing guests learn about and connect with these spectacular animals,” said Patrick Lampi, the zoo’s executive director. “These educational experiences are part of the zoo’s continued efforts to raise awareness and improve the community’s understanding of the Arctic and sub-Arctic species that call the zoo home.”


The Alaska Zoo is currently operating on fall hours, open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on fall events and more, visit www.AlaskaZoo.org.


About the Alaska Zoo
The Alaska Zoo is a nonprofit organization that has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for more than 45 years. Open year-round, the zoo is dedicated to promoting conservation of and Arctic and sub-Arctic species through education, research and community enrichment. Additional information on admission rates, history, animals and more is available at AlaskaZoo.org.


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