It's Wolf Awareness Week!
Brookgreen Gardens is adding a Red Wolf exhibit to Brookgreen’s Lowcountry Zoo. So, we are celebrating Wolf Awareness Week by sharing all about the #BrookgreenRedWolves on social media this week, and our creative education department came up with this fun craft for you to try at home!
We'd love for you to get involved. Here are five ways you can support the Brookgreen Red Wolves:
1. Learn about the Red Wolves
First, let's learn about the red wolves and why we need to help them.
- The Red Wolf is one of the most endangered canids in the world, as years of hunting and habitat loss had driven the species to the brink of extinction by 1970. Historically, the Red Wolf ranged from southeastern Texas to central Pennsylvania but, today, the only place Red Wolves can be found in the wild is in eastern North Carolina's Albemarle Peninsula.
- Equally at home in forests, swamps, and coastal prairies, Red Wolves can thrive in a wide range of habitats.
- Want to hear how a Red Wolf howls? Listen to to the red wolf howl here!
- Red Wolves are carnivores (meat eaters.)
- The average Red Wolf litter size is 4-5 pups, and the red wolf moms provide excellent parental care. When the pups are in the den, the female will not allow the male to enter it!
- Red Wolf is a keystone species – one that has a disproportionate effect on the ecosystem – and the loss of the Red Wolf drastically changed the natural environment in the areas where they lived.
- Brookgreen is proud to join the efforts to save this incredible species. The plans include two exhibit spaces for the wolves, including a breeding facility to assist the efforts of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan to expand breeding of the Red Wolves.
2. Make your Red Wolf Craft
What you'll need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Construction Paper
- 2 googly eyes
- Button or Pom Pom for the nose
- Red marker
How to make the red wolf:
- Color the popsicle sticks red with your marker.
- Form a triangle and glue the popsicle sticks together.
- Trace the triangle on the construction paper and cut out the triangle. Glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle sticks.
- Cut out two small triangles for the ears, and glue them in place.
- Glue the eyes and nose, then let your glue dry!
3. Download the Red Wolf Coloring Page
Download our Red Wolf Coloring Page:
4. Share your Red Wolf Craft & Coloring Page with us!
Share your Red Wolf Craft & Coloring Page with us on social media using the hashtag #BrookgreenRedWolves
5. Want to join the Red Wolf Pack?
Help us build the Red Wolf Habitat at the Brookgreen Gardens Lowcountry Zoo by becoming a Red Wolf Pack member! Anyone who donates $25 or more will be a Red Wolf Pack member, and will receive updates about the Red Wolf exhibit, Red Wolf Pack card, Red Wolf Pack decal, and an invitation to Red Wolf Pack Day. Donate now
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