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10-Year-Old Wolf Advocate Names Endangered Mexican Wolf Pup After Author Carl Hiaasen

Meet Mexican gray wolf pup Carl!

The great folks at posted the results of their Sixth Annual Mexican Wolf Pup Naming Contest and thanks to the 105 children who entered, 18 wild Mexican gray wolf pups now have names!

The contest judges had a very difficult task. Entries were ranked based on a combination of the pup name, the art or essay, and the reason given for the name. It was evident that a great deal of thought, creativity and passion went into the entries they received. “These young people and their teachers and parents give us hope for the future of Mexican gray wolves.”

Special congrats to Wolf Conservation Center supporter Eleanor Wilhelm for her winning entry. Inspired by author Carl Hiaasen who writes books about children working to save endangered animals, the fifth grader named Mexican gray wolf pup m1680 Carl!

Enjoy discovering all the creative entries here.

Happy #LoboWeek!