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Lake Hughes

Obscura Society LA: Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of Alaskan Timber Wolves

Visit one of the few places where you can have hands-on interactions with the long misunderstood wolf

The wolf gets a bad rap. This keystone species, which is at the center of our ecosystem, has been depicted as villains like the Big, Bad Wolf—ferocious, fierce, and completely untrustworthy, as in "a wolf in sheep's clothing" (or, in the case of Little Red Riding Hood, in Granny's nightgown).

Join Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein and Shadowland Foundation on a field trip to their 11-acre ranch, which has been arranged especially for the Los Angeles Obscura Society. There, we'll gain rare access to a pack of Alaskan Timber Wolves that were rescued out of Denali National Park.

These friendly pups serve as ambassadors for the endangered Gray, Red, and Mexican Gray wolves which have been aggressively hunted and trapped and completely eradicated from some areas in North America. When we get to meet them, we'll see just how social and intelligent wolves really are.

And contrary to popular belief, they don't have a taste for little pigs (much less three of them). 

Notes for this adventure:

- A signed liability waiver is required from all attendees (including minors)

- Family-friendly! No children under age 8, and all minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

- Please note that this takes place in Lake Hughes, approximately 90 minutes north of Downtown LA

- Event may be rescheduled because of severe weather or other emergency conditions that make the area unsafe for you (and the wolves)

- Wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and other clothes you won't mind getting dirty.

- Bring your cameras for an amazing photo opp!

- You may brown bag a lunch to enjoy on the ranch after our program has ended.

- A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Shadowland Foundation 

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