Mexican Wolf SSP Meeting 2008
by Holly Payne
June 9, 2008
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park has been preparing to host the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan Annual Meeting and Reunion Binacional at the end of July 2008. Meeting participants are from zoos and related facilities in the United States and Mexico that house Mexican wolves. The goal of this annual meeting is to decide which wolves will be paired to breed and where each wolf will be housed for the entire year. Research projects from the past year are also presented.
The task of deciding on a home for each wolf for the entire next year is challenging. It sometimes takes a great deal of flexibility from participants to reach our goal. Everyone wants what is best for the wolves so creativity and cooperation are a must!
Of course, we also like to have some fun after a full day of using our brains! With help from Friends of Living Desert, we are planning to host a dinner at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park and participants can tour the zoo. One evening we will have a picnic and then visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park to see the famous bat flight. We are also planning a special cave tour of Carlsbad Caverns.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is honored to host this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Mexican Wolf SSP Meeting!
About the author:
Holly Payne is Animal Curator at the Living Desert Zoo
and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, New Mexico
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