From Classic Hits 99.3 The Eagle in Topeka:
Wolves once roamed our nation and most of the northern hemisphere by the millions. However, by the early 20th century they had been reduced to near extinction from habitat loss and persecution by humans. Now, this majestic and revered creature occupies space in only 6% of the lower forty eight. Levels of protection were put into place which allowed some wolf populations to increase, but left them still fighting for survival. Today, wolves continue to spark intense emotions among humans who either love them or hate them, but seldom understand them. Because of this, the future of wolves remains in question and under threat.
This Thursday (7/13/17) The Topeka Zoo hosts Rob Schultz, Executive Director of the International Wolf Center, based in Ely, Minnesota. Rob will speak on the status of wolves today, the challenges they face, and what is being done to save them. Zoo gates will open at 6:15 for this FREE event, with the presentation beginning at 6:30.