LOOK: Arctic Fox Kits Join Wolf Mountain Nature Center In Smyrna
In Smyrna, the Wolf Mountain Nature Center welcomes 2 new arrivals, Avalanche (male) and his companion Aurora Borealis (Aurora for short). They will become ambassadors to help teach and bring awareness to all creatures who face diminished habitat availability because of human encroachment and global warming.
The arctic fox kits are almost two months old, and their caretakers are spending countless hours evaluating and socializing them as they become acclimated to their new home. While the kits are not quite ready for public visitors, the nature center will share pictures and cuteness. Thank-you.
The Wolf Mountain Nature Center says many of its followers may already be environmentally conscious. Still, they need to reach those who believe that humans have the “right” to control, overrun, and take advantage of our Mother Earth without a care about the long-term effects on our planet & its less dominant species. Their Mission:
- To observe animal behaviors and present objective educational programs about Gray Wolves, Eastern Coyotes, and Arctic Fox.
- To foster appreciation and understanding of the intrinsic value of wolves, coyote, and Arctic Fox and the natural environment and their relationship with natural systems.
- To develop unique and interesting environmental educational programs and deliver them to a diverse audience.
The Wolf Mountain Nature Center is a 70-acre sanctuary of forests, meadows, and ponds in Chenango County. The public can go on self-guided tours, and volunteers are available to introduce you to the animals, teach about their diets, habitats, and share personal stories about the center's animals.
New York State regulations prohibit visitors from having physical contact with the animals, but admirers can view the wolves, foxes, and coyotes from a distance of only 4 feet away.
Here's a closer look at the kits.