Wolf Conservation Center makes for howling good adventure in South Salem
Road Trip: Close to Home is
going on a howling good adventure at the Wolf Conservation Center in South
Make a reservation and you’ll get a guided tour where you’ll
learn about the roughly 40 wolves the conservation cares for. “We want to
teach people about wolves…we also want to talk about what wolves are doing in
the wild, really try to bring people that knowledge that they may just not know
otherwise,” says Spencer Wilhelm, director of
operations at Wolf Conservation Center.
Two of the most critically endangered species in the world
live right here, and if you’re quiet enough you
might be able to spot one. “So if you think
about Northern Connecticut to Texas, all of that southeastern part of the
United States, was red wolf territory but now...seven remain,” says Wilhelm.
Right now, the conservation
is working with organizations across the country and Mexico to bring those
numbers back up.
Photo windows give visitors the chance to take their own
videos of these wild animals. From beginners to experts, photography
sessions are available for everyone. “You don’t have to be a great photographer, but you can use your iPhone or you can
bring your giant Canon,” says Wilhelm.