Friday, January 10, 2014

Welcome Cameron, our winter red wolf caretaker intern!

Please help us welcome our most recent addition to the Red Wolf Recovery Program, Cameron!  He is the red wolf caretaker intern from January through April 2014. 

Cameron was born in Indiana, but grew up in central North Carolina with his brother, sister, and parents. Lately, he resides where the work is, often traveling between Minnesota, Mississippi, Indiana, and North Carolina depending on the job outlook. 

Outside of work, Cameron enjoys drawing, birding, hiking, and traveling the states, often to catch up with old and new friends he has met along the way. He has visited the majority of all 50 states, most recently reaching Alaska, where he spent the better part of a week in Denali National Park, taking in the natural scenery and magnificent wildlife. 

Recently, Cameron graduated from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology: Ecology and Evolution. In between semesters at WCU, Cameron participated in internships at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota.
Though Cameron's studies are primarily focused around wolf behavior and management, he has also worked in a multitude of other studies and projects, including endangered gopher frog recovery efforts in southern Mississippi, elk population dynamics in western North Carolina, and song sparrow boldness and aggression in western North Carolina. There are many species in need out there, but Cameron always seems to find himself back with wolves again.

We’re lucky to have Cameron as he brings a wealth of experience, animal handling skills, and knowledge of wolf biology and endangered species recovery to this position.  As winter is our busiest field season, we’re grateful for his assistance and field support.

Welcome Cameron!

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