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Obscura Society NY: Atka, the Wolf Ambassador

Join us for a meet and greet with Atka, Wolf Ambassador for the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, New York

Stunning Arctic gray wolf Atka will be joining the New York Obscura Society Tuesday, December 3 for an evening discussion of man's relationship with wolves and necessary role in the protection and preservation of critically endangered wolf species.  

We'll be gathering at Broken Land in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with the staff of South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center, one of the pre-eminent facilities involved in the species survival and recovery plan for Mexican Gray and Red wolf populations in the U.S.  Actively involved in the breeding and pre-release of these incredibly rare species, the Wolf Conservation Center is equally committed to educating the public about the plight of our native wolves.

Our guest of honor for the evening will be Atka, an 11-year old wolf who has been with the Center since he was a pup.  While not domesticated, Atka has been raised by humans and is comfortable in their presence.  He travels with the Center to museums and schools, promoting a greater understanding and tolerance for wolves while working to dispel some of the negative mythology surrounding the species.  

Join us for this very special opportunity for an up-close encounter with a live Arctic wolf while learning about the beautiful, rare and widely misunderstood wolves of North America.


Presented by Atlas Obscura at Broken Land
105 Franklin St., Brooklyn, New York 11222
Tuesday, December 3; Doors at 6:00pm
$30 each - Advance Tickets Required - Cash Bar