For many of us, rainy days can be bad "hair days." Although Wolf Conservation Center Ambassador Wolf Atka need not fret about his looks, rainy weather can take its toll on a wolf tresses as well. Wet days often reveal that Atka is not the color he usually appears to be. This natural beauty's coat consists of two elements: the long guard hairs that form the visible outer layer of of the coat and the soft dense undercoat. The coarse guard hairs determine Atka's appearance/color. These hairs are hollow and without pigment so most of the time Atka appears white. The undercoat, however, is usually gray in color and on rainy days this layer is more visible. No need for a dye job Atka, we love you roots and all!
Located in South Salem, NY, the Wolf Conservation Center (www.nywolf.org) exists to educate people about wolves and their valuable role in the environment, and to help protect their future in the wild. The WCC is home to ambassador wolves that visitors can observe in spacious natural enclosures. We also have over 20 wolves as part of our participation in Species Survival Plans for critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolves and Red Wolves. To learn more about us or to arrange a visit, please go to our website and follow us on Facebook. Questions about the blog? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org