Coyotes are unique animals that have adapted to living among humans quite successfully, unlike most wildlife. Skie Bender of Wolf Haven International will present a family friendly educational program about coyote behavior and biology. During this program she will explain the amazing roles coyotes play in ecosystems, as well as how we can help protect our pets. Learn how humans can coexist with these brilliant creatures and how these predators share complex and important social behaviors and an adaptive lifestyle with humans.
“Coyotes get a bad rap, but they are an important part of the food web,” said ENC Education Director Lori Whalen. “By taking the correct precautions, humans can live alongside these resourceful creatures, and benefit from their presence as well!”
The program will also discuss and explain the many differences and similarities between coyotes and wolves. Ever heard of the Shasta Pack? The Shasta Pack is California’s first established wolf pack in nearly 100-years! Skie will be giving a detailed update on the Shasta pack including its many advances in improving the ecosystem and bringing a much missed species back to California.
Please join us for Living With Coyotes (And Wondering About Wolves) on January 21, 2016 from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm at the Environmental Nature Center Located at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Entry is $6 per participant (Free for members). Pre-registration is required, HERE.
Wolf Haven International is a nonprofit sanctuary for captive-born wolves, www.wolfhaven.org, and is located in the small farming community of Tenino, WA (about 1.5 hours south of Seattle). – Kyle Hardenburg, ENC Communications Intern