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Promoting wolf conservation since 1999

Ambassador Wolf Atka

Born:  May 17, 2002                            
Weight: 90 lbs.
Height: 32”
Color: Sable with markings

Atka is the oldest ambassador wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC). He arrived at the WCC from Minnesota when he was just 8 days old.

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@nywolf.org

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!

WOLF FACTS: Wild Arctic gray wolves (Canis lupus arctos) live primarily in the Arctic, the region located above 67° north latitude. The land is covered with snow and ice for most of the year, except for a brief period during the summer. Arctic wolves have adapted well to this icy environment. Atka, like his wild counterparts, has white fur, allowing him to blend into snowy surroundings. To help reduce heat loss, his ears are rounded, he has a shorter muzzle and shorter legs than other gray wolf subspecies. He also has hair between the pads of his feet and long, thick fur to keep him warm in temperatures that as low as minus 70° Fahrenheit. 


The wolves at the Center are supported entirely by people like you. Your interest and participation are essential, and there are many levels of sponsorship.

$25.00 – receive 8″x10″ photo, wolf bio & newsletter;
$50.00 – receive 8″x10″ photo, calendar, wolf bio & newsletter;
$100.00 – receive two 8″x10″ photos, t-shirt, wolf bios & newsletter;
$500.00+ – receive photos, bios, newsletter, t-shirt, hat

CLICK HERE TO ADOPT ATKA