Annual walk helps support Wolf Park’s mission

Walkers got together to help raise money during the 8th annual Walk for Wolves.
Walkers got together to help raise money during the 8th annual Walk for Wolves.

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) — Packs of people formed at Wolf Park Saturday to walk for a good cause.

Walkers got together to help raise money during the eighth annual Walk for Wolves. The mission of the event is to educate people on wolves and continue to support the park’s growth.

Organizers said the money from their T-shirt sales will go to the Purdue Cancer Research Department. The park’s 12-year-old wolf, Renki, lost one of his legs because of cancer.

Wolf Park manager Dana Drenzek said Renki has recovered well.

“He learned how to walk in 24 hours. He’s back to being himself and being a wolf, and he still has the cancer – hasn’t gone away, but, you know, we’re monitoring his health and his happiness,” said Drenzek. “He was a trooper today, came out, did the walk and loved it, and he had a great time, so we’re proud of him.”

If you could not attend Walk for Wolves but would like to visit the park, it will be open for the season until Nov. 30.