Friday, October 14, 2011

Atka the Wolf Visits the Peabody

Atka the Wolf Visits the Peabody as an 'Ambassador of His Species'

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will welcome back Atka, a 90-pound arctic wolf with a thick white coat and bright yellow eyes on Oct. 22, museum organizers said in a statement.
"Atka resides at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., which since its founding in 1999 has promoted the conservation of this often misunderstood species by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and our role in their protection," the statement said. 

"Atka is an ambassador wolf whose job it is to travel to different places as a representative of his species to help clear up the misunderstandings. He is among the Museum's most popular guests over the years," the statement said.
Two presentations are scheduled, for 1 and 2 p.m.
Early arrival is suggested as space is limited.
The program is free with Museum admission of $5-9. Children under three are free as are Museum members and Yale I.D. holders.
Parking is free in the Peabody lot and adjacent Yale lots, the entrance of which is at Whitney and Humphrey streets.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

1 comment:

Gemma said...

Arka is such a maginificent creature. I have been lucky enough to see Atka twice in NY and was really captivated by those bright eyes. My favorite of all tundra animals would have to be the arctic fox with snowy owls coming a close second.

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