Sunday, November 16, 2008
On Friday November 14th Atka visited the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT as part of the Aquarium’s efforts to educate visitors about endangered species. Atka hung out in a spacious corner on the main floor, giving families and school groups the rare opportunity (especially in an aquarium!) to see and learn about arctic wolves.
We always try to make life as interesting as possible for our ambassador wolves, so we literally spiced things up on Friday. Wolves seem to enjoy exploring new scents, the smellier the better. When a few people were kind enough to lend us their perfume bottles, we were able to give Atka some on-the-spot enrichment by spraying a little of the fragrance on the ground and letting him indulge his incredible sense of smell. We’re not going to reveal what his favorite brand is, but let’s just say you don’t have to spend a lot of money to satisfy a wolf’s taste in perfume.
Atka will make one last visit to the Maritime Aquarium on Thursday November 20th from 10am to 1pm. Even if you don’t get a chance to make it to the Aquarium that day, we encourage you to visit there some other time – it’s a fun place with lots to see!