While the rest of the world was making predictions on Super Bowl 49, the staff at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center was making predictions on this year’s unpredictable weather. The Wildlife Center’s porcupine, Snickers, came out of his home and proclaimed another six weeks of winter for Alaska.
This all coming on the heels of the Wildlife Center’s moose, Nelson, predicting seven more weeks of winter, one week ago yesterday. For what has been an incredibly unusual winter in Portage, winter is about all the animals are hoping for these days. “Never in our 20 years of operations have we seen anything like this,” AWCC executive director Mike Miller stated when asked about the weather. “All of our elk still have their antlers, and our bears are awake like its April,” Miller continued. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center will remain open 7-days a week. After his adoring fans moved on to see the other AWCC critters, Snickers climbed back into his house after what experts believe, was his eighth perfect weather prediction.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 corporation dedicated to conserving Alaska’s Wildlife through education, and quality animal care. For more information, find them online at www.alaskawildlife.org