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Minneapolis – A new education exhibit, “Raptors! Predators from the Sky,” will open at the International Wolf Center on June 5 and run through May 2016.
 
“Raptors are majestic predators often seen soaring above wolf country and found throughout the world,” said Rob Schultz, executive director of the International Wolf Center. “Like wolves, they play an important role in nature and are often misunderstood and often misrepresented in folklore.”
 
The exhibit’s Grand Opening is Friday, June 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Featuring the photography of local artist Heidi Pinkerton, the exhibit is packed full of incredible images of raptors from the local area. Throughout the upcoming year, a wide array of educational programs and live demonstrations are planned to complement the exhibit. The Center’s Web site, wolf.org will have updates and schedules.
 
Another big change at the International Wolf Center this year is a new admission policy that allows paying guests to come back free a second day. This added value allows more opportunities for viewing the ambassador wolves, catching a program or theater show and enjoying the Raptors exhibit. International Wolf Center members receive free admission year-round.
 
“Our goal is to provide every visitor an incredible opportunity to experience wolves and learn about the environments they live in,” said Schultz. “The Raptors! exhibit, fun-filled programs every day for the whole family, and now – the opportunity to come back a second day for free – make the International Wolf Center a great value!”
 
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER – Founded in 1985, the Center is known worldwide as the premier source for wolf education. The mission of the Center is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future. The Center educates through its Web site, wolf.org, its ambassador wolves, museum exhibits, on-site adventure and outreach programs and International Wolf magazine. The educational facility is located at 1396 Highway 169, Ely, Minnesota, 55731. (Phone: 218-365-4695)
 
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