Our Mexican Gray Wolf Ambassador needs a new name! 

We think our beloved Wolf Ambassador deserves a real name and we need your help.

Each entrant will receive one free sticker (only if mailing address is provided in the entry form) and the winner will receive a t-shirt!

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You must be under age 18 to enter. If you would like to help name our friendly lobo ambassador, please fill out the form here with your parent or legal guardian*:

Wolf Ambassador Naming Contest - Entry Form

 The deadline to enter is March 26, 2022

The winning name will be announced by the end of #LoboWeek on April 2, 2022

Background information:honk for wolves Earth Day 09
Mexican gray wolves are one of the rarest and most endangered animals in North America. All Mexican gray wolves alive today are the descendants of just seven individuals that were left by the early 1980s. Thanks to the efforts of captive breeding facilities around the U.S. and Mexico, Mexican gray wolves were saved from extinction and reintroduced back into the wild on March 29, 1998. As of the last U.S. population count at the end of 2020, only 186 Mexican gray wolves exist in Arizona and New Mexico. They still face many threats for their long-term recovery and conservation in the wild, including limited genetic diversity and artificial boundary rules that hinder their ability to disperse into the excellent habitat of the Grand Canyon region.

The Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project believes that building public respect and support for Mexican gray wolves throughout their current and future habitat is essential to their successful long-term recovery. Our Wolf Ambassador has been with us for many years and has had several different nicknames, but we’ve never officially named them! You’ll see them at events in Flagstaff and around the Grand Canyon region. Sometimes they’ll even make an appearance at our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Our Mexican gray wolf Ambassador costume helps us reach hearts and minds about the benefits of restoring wolves at community events. Help us to name them!

Note: Female, male, and nonbinary names accepted.

Enter the contest here: Wolf Ambassador Naming Contest - Entry Form

Grand Canyon Wolf Ambassador limited edition shirt campaign until April 1st
Your support for our Grand Canyon Wolf Ambassador campaign helps us reach younger audiences with fun and engaging opportunities to learn about wolves and develop a life-long appreciation for wolves and their important role in the health of our ecosystems. For a limited time only, you can purchase a Grand Canyon Wolf Ambassador t-shirt, sweatshirt, long sleeve shirt, tank top, or youth tee through Bonfire until April 1, 2022.

Wolf ambassador illustrations were created for the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project by artist Licia Baldini. You can follow Licia's work on social media @artegreen.it

*The information entered in the form will not be used for any commercial purpose or shared with anyone not involved in the contest except for publicity about the contest.