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FAREWELL, MAGNIFICENT ZEPHYR…

Zephyr was a beautiful black-grey male wolf with bright amber eyes. He was born on April 20, 2011. He lived to be 11 years old. Here is an excerpt from the Wolf Conservation Center where they go more in-depth about Zephyr’s passing… Zephyr (April 20, 2011 – July 2, 2022) Zephyr is a Greek word meaning “light or west wind” and much as the west wind continues to blow and howl, so too will Zephyr’s memory and passion for life. He connected millions of people to wolves – charismatically highlighting the loving, inquisitive, and playful nature of his species – and served as the connector in his family as well. His close-knit relationship with Alawa, his litter mate, and steadfast devotion to Nikai, his younger brother, allowed the family of three to grow and adapt to an ever-changing world as a united pack. Zephyr’s greatest talent, however, was his ability to make everyone he met feel special and valued. His piercing amber stare and propensity for melodic howls forged a bond with a global audience that will never be broken, and never should be. Much as the wind is sometimes quiet, sometimes forceful, but always present, so too is Zephyr’s love.


Image copyright: Wolf Conservation Center

Here is our word… Zephyr was the most loved wolf at the WCC. Other than Atka, who was a legacy in his species’ survival. Zephyr was Atka, Alawa, and Nikai’s littermate. He had a distinctive howl that his fans recognized and cherished. He had a light and powerful song—stealing the hearts of those around him. He was known for his feisty personality and was a big brother and role model to Nikai. As a proud and devoted fan of Zephyr, I saw him as a king—spending his time sitting atop his rock and joining his pack in family howls. I have also sponsored him and shared his love with others—who also fell in love with him. In respect of the WCC, I will not go into detail on the cause of his passing—but it was peaceful with his family surrounding him. By visiting the WCC Facebook page, you can find out more. We will never stop loving you, Zephyr…you stole my heart and brought me so close to you—and leaving you was a painful process…but I know for certain that was you watch over your wild kin from heaven, you are forever a savior and a legacy…


Image copyright: Wolf Conservation Center


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