Deadline for Entries is March 10, 2023
Mexican gray wolves are the most endangered gray wolves in the world. Fewer than 200 known wolves roam the wildlands of the Southwest United States and about 40 live in northern Mexico. Every Mexican gray wolf is special, different, and deserving of his or her own identity. Every year, we host the Pup Naming Contest for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade to give new pups, born in the wild, the names we use to identify each lobo.
Click on a grade level below for a page of information and activities that will educate and inspire our next lobo advocates!
The Pup 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:
K-2 Grade – Art work (drawing, painting, or diorama) featuring Mexican gray wolves and a brief explanation of why the name was chosen.
3-5 Grade – Artwork (drawing, painting, or diorama) focused on Mexican gray wolves and a brief explanation of why the name was chosen OR a poem or short essay explaining why the name was chosen. You may submit both artwork and a written entry.
6-8 Grade – Artwork (drawing, painting, or diorama) and a paragraph explanation of why the name was chosen OR a poem or short essay explaining why the name was chosen. You may submit both artwork and a written entry.
Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams. Submission instructions and parental consent can be found here.
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