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Arctic Wolf Atka – Adorable When Wet

Atka, born in 2002, is a captive-born Arctic gray wolf who teaches the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment.

The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people throughout his storied career. As an important player in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment, Atka’s credentials are beyond dispute. Because Atka retired from his career as a traveling Ambassador in 2016, he interacts with fewer people than he used to and we realized he missed communicating with his fans. So, after the long, requisite talk about safety, etiquette, and responsibility, for his 15th birthday in May 2017, WCC staff gave Atka his very own email account at!

Atka isn’t just a luminary in the world of conservation, he’s a superstar!

Thank you, Atka, for allowing the world to form lasting connections with not only you but your wild kin as well!