Colorado’s Wolves

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Lauren Hunter Sides writes, The Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, in Divide, CO, is doing everything they can to help wolves who seem threatened.

The Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, in Divide, CO, is doing everything they can to help wolves who seem threatened. I talked with Bonnie Sepelak, an employee at the CWWC.I asked her, “What are the most important things that you want people to know about what you do here?”She replied, “We want to educate the public that wolves are not the vicious wild animals that people make them out to be.” And besides wolves The CWWC also have all different types of fox like the Swift Fox and the Red Fox. They get the Swift Fox from a zoo in Kansas and are also on the endangered species list. Right after Fox and Wolves, the CWWC will also keep Coyotes. They have 16 wolves, 2 coyotes, and 9 fox so the employees are pretty busy. Luckily they only have to feed them once or twice a week.Wolves can live 7-10 years but sadly 80% never make it to their 3 rd birthday. They can die because people hunt them down and kill them.Most people would think it would be cool to have a wolf or a wolf dog as a pet but really it is very dangerous. You can not tame or train them which makes it very difficult, and, they can eat a lot. They can go a week without killing but they can still eat up to 23 pounds in one sitting.The wolf center will accept meat donations (the wolves can eat freezer burned meat) or money donations to help the animals.Bonnie Sepelak says that “through education, wolves and people can co-exist.”Colorado Wolf and Wildlife CenterPo Box 713Divide, CO 80814719-687-9742

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