This week on Animal Instinct, host Celia Kutcher welcomes Maggie Howell, Executive Director of the Wolf Conversation Center (WCC) located in South Salem, NY. The Wolf Conversation Center’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The main voice of the WCC, Maggie’s interest and experience with wildlife runs deep. Growing up in New York City, Maggie visited her local veterinarian more often than her pediatrician, routinely bringing in injured city “wildlife” she had rescued. She continued her studies more formally at Vassar, earning a degree in biology, focusing on animal behavior. Chatting plenty of wolf basics with Celia, Maggie also explains the genetic similarities between wolves and common dogs as well as the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park. Tune in to learn all about this remarkable animal and the great things happening at the Wolf Conversation Center. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.


“Wolves are a keystone species.” [7:48]

“You certainly can have an alpha female.” [11:07]

“Wolves are not really designed to care about people.” [24:25]

Maggie Howell on Animal Instinct