red wolf close up by Joe Dube

Two Programs feature Red Wolves this week at the Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will present two special programs on Red wolves this week.

The first will be on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Park Services Specialist Andrea Junkunc will offer a program on The Endangered Red wolves. The program starting at 1:00 pm in the Florida Room of the Visitor Center located on US 19 will explore the role of the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan Program and how we work with other agencies to help manage the Red wolf population by breeding and re-introducing Red wolves back into the wild. There is no charge to attend this program.

A Wildlife Jeopardy program on Red Wolves will take place in the park’s Discovery Center on Sat., Nov. 19, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. Park volunteer Barbara Cairns will use a 20-question format and invites visitors, old and young alike, to test their knowledge about Red wolves and their cousins the Gray wolves and Coyotes. Her goal is to have each person learn at least one new thing about Red wolves. Hand-outs will be provided. Park admission applies.

For more information on either of these programs, please call the park office at (352) 628-5445, ext. 1002 or (352) 628-5343.