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South Salem, New York

Obscura Society NYC: An Evening Wolf Howl

Help us welcome adorable wolf pup Nikai to the pack at the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, New York

Join the New York Obscura Society and leave the city lights behind as we head north to the Wolf Conservation Center for a visit with these rare and highly misunderstood animals at their favorite hour, dusk.

Surrounded by myth and a history of fear and persecution, the red wolf and Mexican gray wolf were both once hunted to the brink of extinction in the wild and remain among the rarest and most endangered mammals of North America.  In partnership with the Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, New York, we are being given a very special opportunity to observe and interact with these elusive and fascinating predators during their most active hours.

We'll be traveling by passenger van to one of the pre-eminent facilities in the eastern U.S. for canid research, captive breeding and pre-release.  Join us for wine and an evening campfire discussion of wolf mythology, ecology, and relation to man before taking a short starlit hike to visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and littlest pup Nikai, closing out our evening adventure by indulging in a communal howl with the Center's critically endangered red and Mexican gray wolf populations.

Questions? Email megan@atlasobscura.com


Thursday, July 24, 5:00-10:00pm
$60 ticket price includes roundtrip transportation, wine and snacks
We will be meeting at 5:00pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn underneath the BQE overpass at the intersection of Meeker and Union. Please arrive promptly; vans will be leaving no later than 5:15pm