TUCSON – Fifty endangered Mexican wolves will be on the streets of Tucson this week – or at least, their silhouettes will be here.
Conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife will be planting 50 silhouettes created by local artist Lauren Strohacker around the city for a scavenger hunt aiming to raise public awareness of the challenges facing the rare and critically-endangered Mexican wolf.
The “Where’s El Lobo” contest runs from September 3 through the 17, and will give Tucson residents the chance to win an Apache Wilderness Journey, a vacation package for two worth $3,000. Other prizes will be given to those who can find “El Lobo.” The art pieces will be hosted by local businesses, ward offices, libraries and organizations around the city.
For more information on the contest and the Defenders of Wildlife organization, head to:
This post appeared on the KVOA website on August 29, 2011.
Photo credit: Lobo silhouette in Flagstaff, Arizona, taken by Nate Renn, courtesy of the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project