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Lucky

Lucky

  I am…the first of a kind, from a breed that’s one of a kind. I look like a fox, though I’m not. I’m named for a wolf, but not. What I do know is that I am one lucky lady. I am Lucky Lucky is a rare maned wolf whose story almost never started – yet became one for the history books. Lucky was the only surviving pup of a rare maned wolf at Zoo Boise who was unable to raise her litter. Weighing in at less than a pound, her keepers worked frantically to hand raise her, knowing cross-fostering would be her only hope – something never before done with maned wolves. With our expertise, the...

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Artie

Artie

I am…a happy guy. A fan magnet. And a complete camera hound. Though I don’t have a hound bone in my body. I am Artie. Sometimes it’s fun to look at our dogs and imagine that their distant ancestors were once at home in the wild. Yet evolution took thousands of years to go from species like the wolves of the wild west to the toy-chomping, Frisbee-catching, jogging companions and lap dogs (whether they’re aware of their size or not) who today share our homes and steal our hearts. That’s why stories like Artie’s are so unfortunately predictable. If Artie looks more like a wild dog than a house...

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Shaba

Shaba

I am…curious, clever, and constantly learning. It’s in my nature – and the nature of my species. (It’s practically written on my coat. Can you spot it?) I am Shaba. Shaba, along with her brother Mikumi, sister Akili, and parents Destiny and Selous, arrived at the Endangered Wolf Center in the spring of 2016. No sooner than they were reunited as a pack, they began doing what African painted dogs do best: exploring. Among the most curious of all canids at our Center by nature, they eagerly explored their pond, dirt mound, and the large field of green grass reserved just for them. Shaba has a...

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Mack

Mack

I am…the resident goofball – even as a dad. While I’m as attentive and loving to my pups as they come, we share a favorite word. Play. I am Mack. Mack and his brother, Amigo, were born on May 8, 2013 at the Wolf Conservation Center in Salem, New York. As the only surviving litter of their parents, instantly the two pups became extremely genetically valuable to the Mexican wolf recovery. The Species Survival Plan (SSP) made the decision to have the pups hand-raised and fostered by a pair of adult wolves. The SSP is an effort by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help ensure the survival...

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Atohi

Atohi

I am…bold, yet shy. My kind may be underdogs in the wild. But America loves an underdog who doesn’t quit. And I’m as all-American as they get. I am Atohi. “If you shrug off a loss, you can’t be a winner.” These words were a key philosophy behind the great Vince Lombardi, one of the most legendary coaches and inspiring leaders in the history of America’s National Football League. In 1980, America appeared to be in the final seconds of losing one of its own. That year the red wolf, the only wolf native to the US, was declared extinct in the wild. Extinct. Any hope of a late-game comeback...

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Daisy

Daisy

I am…a two-pound attention hound. But don’t underestimate my resilience. I can survive some of the harshest conditions on the planet. I am Daisy. There’s small but mighty, and then there’s mighty small. Fennec foxes happen to be both. Meet Daisy, a member of the world’s smallest canid species, found mostly in northern Africa and the Sahara Desert. This half-pint predator weighs in at only two pounds and a few ounces, fully grown. Daisy was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 4, 2015. She came to us when the Zoo extended the opportunity for us to join the Fennec Fox SSP (Species Survival...

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