Monday, December 21, 2009

Let's Hear it for Lighthawk!

Photo of Mexican gray wolf: Michael Clough

The WCC will be receiving an additional Mexican gray wolf tomorrow, her name is F749. Tom Haas, a volunteer for an environmental aviation organization called Lighthawk, will be flying the wolf to NY from from New Mexico. Hass is donating his plane, the fuel and his time to assist the recovery of this critically endangered species. To learn more about Lighthawk, please visit their website at: http://www.lighthawk.org/

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7 comments:

Kelley Tucker/LightHawk said...

Those of us here at LightHawk are honored to be able to assist the Species Survival Plan members in their efforts on behalf of Mexican Wolf recovery. As I write, Tom and his co-pilot Janice Newman are flying over southern Indiana at 20,000 feet and 266 mph with three National Zoo wolves on their way to New Mexico.

Josh said...

What a cool organization - thanks for all you do!

Maggie said...

Keep up the great work and have a safe flight!

miranda said...

that is a cool

Michael said...

Hi Maggie, Josh !

F749 comes to WCC for recreation from an ordeal.
Will she be a companion of "my" wolves? Rebecca or Spencer should know what means "my". M575 and F516 are very friendly, calm, not aggressive. After spaying F516 will accept with presence of F749, I hope so.

Flight Update/LightHawk said...

At 2:45 EST today (Tuesday 22) # 749 is safely loaded on her private jet. She's flying over southern Nebraska at 27,000 feet and 349 mph accompanied by her handler and the experienced LightHawk volunteer flight crew. We expect an on-time arrival.

Josh said...

Excellent! Hope it's a nice smooth flight. Thanks for the update!