This is Kim Wheeler on the left. (She’s with Diane Hendry, the Outreach Coordinator for the Red wolf Recovery Program- I’ll spotlight her a different month though). The photo of the wolves is one of the most famous red wolf photos ever taken and it is of red wolves born right here at the Museum of Life and Science!
Kim would rather not be the center of attention, but if that’s what it takes to help out red wolves she’ll suffer through it.
Kim does a wide variety of tasks as the director of the Red Wolf Coalition: red wolf howlings, education projects, staffing events, replying to hundreds of e-mails, works with the media, and does “special tours”. She collaborates with US Fish and Wildlife Service on joint projects such as the “Far Traveler” teacher workshops. She also helps the wildlife biologists at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge by taking care of some of the red wolves in holding pens. People who work with Kim, including myself, find her to be honest, fair, and always willing to go the extra mile.
Just recently, Kim was honored with the “Who Speaks for Wolves” conservation award. She is pictured here, receiving her award with Dr. L Dave Mech, founder of the International Wolf Center and renowned wolf biologist.
We’re excited that Kim will be on grounds to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week with us. You can meet Kim Tomorrow, Wednesday October 14. She’ll be at the wolf exhibit from 12:00-4:00 with cool stuff and even cooler stories.