International Wolf Center has new pups

“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of two gray wolf pups, a male and a female, to the International Wolf Center flagship exhibit in Ely,” said the center’s executive director, Mary Ortiz. "This is a unique opportunity to educate the public about a controversial and charismatic creature at a time when the wolf has been delisted in the Midwest and much is at stake for wolves around the world," said Ortiz.

The International Wolf Center will hold a free public pup presentation and viewing May 25 at 7 p.m. at the center’s exhibit in Ely. “Seeing these pups up close and learning about their behavior is an incredible experience for anyone, but kids seem to connect with the pups in a very special way. It’s a beautiful thing to see,” explained education director Jerritt Johnston. “This is the start of a year-long focus on wolf pup education through daily programs, and interactive videoconferencing presentations and our new live Web cam. But I’d have to say nothing beats seeing them in person.”