Binghamton University cries “Wolf!”


BINGAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University will welcome the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) of South Salem, NY, and their seven-year old Arctic gray wolf, Atka, at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 7.  The program, which is open to the public, will be held in Lecture Hall 14.

Raised in captivity, Atka has become the ambassador wolf of the WCC. Besides an up-close encounter with Atka, attendees will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, their importance to the ecosystem, as well as the efforts to save future generations of wolves.

Founded in 1999, the WCC promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs. These programs emphasize wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States. The WCC also participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and Recovery Plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf. For more information about the WCC visit the website at or call (914) 763-2373.  

This program is sponsored by the Binghamton Scholars, a selective all-university four-year honors program for Binghamton University students of exceptional merit.  The scholar students have undertaken this effort as part of the community-service aspect of the Scholars program.  Admission to the event is free. A small donation to help defray costs associated with bringing Atka to campus and to support the efforts of WCC will be greatly appreciated.  All proceeds will go to the WCC.  For more information, please contact Sage Minigrino at


Last Updated: 9/17/13