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19 Jan

Celebrating 15 Years

We’re Celebrating 15 Years! Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, was born out of one couple’s commitment and an overwhelming need they recognized. It has grown to be so much more than ever dreamt when we started down this journey and incorporated on January 19th, 2001. Committed volunteers and dedicated supporters have enabled us to…

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6 Jan

Director’s Corner January 2016

2015 was a year of tremendous growth and we’re betting 2016 will be even better! After working diligently on building our infrastructure, including bringing on part-time staff, we are now turning our attention to improving communications with our supporters and our new partnership with the Collier County School District. Under the guidance of the CCPS Science…

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5 Jan

Julieanne & Koopa

Welcome Julieanne and Koopa! This Lemur and Kinkajou arrived at Shy Wolf Sanctuary just days before Christmas. A bonded pair, they lived together for about 8 months in a private home. Julieanne arrived first and was very sad until her Koopa joined her at our Sanctuary. Julieanne, a Madagascar Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta), is about 1…

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9 Nov

Amazing Grace of Bear

The Amazing Grace of a Wolf Named Bear I´m about to touch a wolf for the first time. It’s 2010 and I´m with some family members and other Shy Wolf Sanctuary visitors, enclosed in a little wooden structure, feeling sort of like I´m in a crowded elevator. Our guide has told us to hide some things…

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15 Oct

Safety Training 2015

Shy Wolf Sanctuary volunteers gathered October 3rd & 4th weekend at the sanctuary for safety training, conducted by President Deanna Deppen and Senior Volunteer Sue Stefanelli. Volunteers learned: proper behavior while in an enclosure to make the animals comfortable daily habitat maintenance to clean, repair and fill holes/dens created by the animals in each enclosure medical…

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23 Sep

Giving Tuesday 2015

What is #Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday is a day for everyone around the world to give back. We all become philanthropists and donate generously to good causes. Charities, families, businesses, community centers,  organizations, and students come together and give! #GivingTuesday is December 1, 2015.  It’s the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Feed a…

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23 Sep

Shy Wolf Sanctuary receives 2015 Best of Naples Award

Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center Receives 2015 Best of Naples Award  Award goes to Sanctuary three years in a row. NAPLES September 8, 2015 — Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Education and Experience Center, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Naples Award in the Wildlife Management category by the Naples Award Program.…

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27 Jun

Dancing with Wolves

May 1, some 60 people danced the night away at Fred Astaire Studio in Naples to support our residents.  Created and organized by Studio leadership and staff, “Dancing with the Wolves” featured demonstrations and lessons from the Studio’s professional dancers, a silent auction, and a chance for attendees to learn more about Shy Wolf’s essential…

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27 Jun

Running with the Wolves

Bikers ride to raise funds and awareness for wolves May 16, Left for Dead (L4D), a local motorcycle riding association with nearly 100 members, organized “Running with the Wolves.”  The day-long poker run hosted over 135 riders and others, and included stops at Everglades Motorcycle Services, Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Stevie Tomatoes and Rusty’s Raw Bar.  Included in…

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27 Jun

Ernie the Prairie Dog

A Pint-Sized Ambassador: Ernie the Prairie Dog   by Doris Hamilton It was Christmas 2010 when my husband Agustín and I visited Naples, Florida for the first time. A dozen of our family members met there for a family reunion, and we were thrilled when my sister (a Naples resident) suggested that we do a field…

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