Nikai is the newest adorable addition to the Wolf Conservation Center's Ambassador Wolf Pack in South Salem, NY!

As an Ambassador, Nikai helps WCC wolves Atka, Zephyr, and Alawa open the door to understanding the importance and plight of their wild kin. It is fun (and educational) watching him thrive and become yet another powerful presence in the fight to preserve wolves' rightful place in the environment.

Nikai (meaning “Little Saint” or One Who Wanders”) is a tan and gray wolf who joined the Wolf Conservation Center family in May of 2014. He currently resides with his brother Zephyr, and sister, Alawa. Together with Atka, they make up the Ambassador Pack - the wolves on view as part of the WCC's education programs.

At first glance, Nikai comes across as cautious compared to his siblings, however, he quickly warms up. He is currently submissive to his older sibblings, however, no one knows what the future holds.

Nikai, like his brother Zephyr and sister Alawa, is a mix of several gray wolf subspecies, but is primarily Canis lupus occidentalis – Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolf – a subspecies that traditionally inhabited parts of the western United States, much of western Canada, and all of Alaska. The Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in 1995 and 1996 — and today over 1600 of these wolves live in the wild of the Northern Rockies.

Responses to "Adorable Orphaned Wolf Pup Attacks Caretaker With Lots Of Cuteness (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Glad to see that someone is willing / able / lovingly care for orphan WOLF pups.

  2. bmfilip2 says:

    Aww, he is so cute. I'm glad he will help teach people about gray wolves.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for taking care of this pup.

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