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Help Give Mexican Wolf Pups Names With Our Second Annual Pup Naming Contest for Kids

Open to kindergarten through eighth grade. Deadline is March 14!


Faces like these are more than just numbers.

Mexican gray wolves are critically endangered. Only 83 roam the wildlands of the Southwest.

And just like people, every Mexican wolf is special, and different, and deserving of his or her own identity.

So we are offering Mexican gray wolf educational resources and activities to help kids from kindergarten through eighth grade give the pups born in the wild over the 2013 summer names to go with the numbers they’ll be assigned this winter.

The naming contest is open to children across the globe and is a great way for kids, teachers, and parents to learn and share about these wonderful animals.

We will be accepting entries in three age categories:

* Kindergarten through second grade: Pup names should be submitted with an entry form and artwork featuring Mexican gray wolves.

* Third through Fifth grade: Pup names can be submitted with an entry form and artwork focused on Mexican gray wolves or a short essay explaining why the name was chosen.

* Sixth through Eighth grade: Pup names should be submitted with an entry form and a short essay explaining why the name was chosen.

Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams.

You can download the full guidelines and entry form here.

All entries must be submitted to:


no later than midnight PST on March 14, 2014.

Entries will be posted on our website.

Winning entries will be recognized and celebrated in our email newsletter, on our website and Facebook page, and in press materials.


For educational resources about Mexican gray wolves, visit:

Lobos of the Southwest:
* Kid Zone: fun facts about wolves, great downloads, stories about wolf country, and more.
* About Wolves
* Brush with Extinction
* The Wild Gila Blue: information about the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area
* Mapping the Lobo’s range

Defenders of Wildlife’s
* Mexican gray wolves - basic facts

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service For the Kids:
* Wolf Facts
* Wolf Quiz

For photographs, artwork, videos and other creative inspiration, visit:
Lobos of the Southwest
* Videos
* Mexican gray wolves photo gallery
* Wolf howl ringtone
* 2011 Wolf Art Contest Entries
* 2012-13 Pup Naming Contest Entries

US Fish and Wildlife Service For the Kids
Endangered Species Coloring Book

From Captive Breeding Facilities
Wolf Conservation Center: WildEarth TV
Albuquerque BioPark: Mexican gray wolf slide show
California Wolf Center: Photo Gallery

Captive Breeding Facilities with Live Cameras:
California Wolf Center
* Wolf Conservation Center
Mexican Gray Wolves M749 & M804 Enclosure Cam

You can also visit us at www.facebook.com/mexicangraywolves

Want more information? Email us at namelobopups@earthlink.net