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Month: November 2008

Route 22, Where the Buffalo Roam…

November 28, 2008

Since joining the Wolf Conservation Center as a volunteer, I’ve been lucky to see and do a lot of things I never thought I’d experience. Today, driving down Route 22 in the Center’s pickup truck brought yet another situation I never even dreamed of. Sure I’ve driven cars and ridden my bike on various sections…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2008

We want to wish a very happy holiday to all our friends, including visitors to the Center or one of our off-site programs; all those who have donated time, energy and resources to us; and our dedicated volunteers. We have a lot to be thankful for because we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for…

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F836 Update

November 25, 2008

We received some good news from the US Fish and Wildlife Service last week. F836 and M1039 (now referred to as the Moonshine Pack) have chewed their way out of their soft release pen. (Soft release pens are enclosures that give wolves a chance to become acclimated to their new surrounding. Some, such as this…

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Close Encounters of the Weird Kind

November 23, 2008

We’re constantly trying to make sure that our ambassador wolves have interesting experiences. Their enclosures are spacious and have natural varied terrain, but we also try to provide them with enrichment – activities that will challenge and mentally stimulate them. Enrichment can include hiding food in an empty enclosure and then letting the wolves into…

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Into the Wild…

November 20, 2008

F836     (photo by Mike Clough) The Wolf Conservation Center is pleased to announce that F836, a five-year-old female Mexican Gray Wolf who lived at the Center for several years, is being released into the wilds of eastern Arizona this month. Right now she is in an acclimation holding pen with a male Mexican…

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Something Fishy…

November 16, 2008

On Friday November 14th Atka visited the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT as part of the Aquarium’s efforts to educate visitors about endangered species. Atka hung out in a spacious corner on the main floor, giving families and school groups the rare opportunity (especially in an aquarium!) to see and learn about arctic wolves. We…

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Help Protect the Wolves!

November 12, 2008

Wolves in the Northern Rockies are once more in danger of losing the protection of the Endangered Species Act. After delisting the wolves and then being forced to relist them earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to delist them once again, in what looks like a last ditch effort by…

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The Wolf Conservation Center Goes, uh, Chimp!

November 10, 2008

There are few people whose names transcend their chosen fields. Yesterday, the Wolf Conservation Center was lucky to meet one of those people, Jane Goodall, world famous primatologist and environmentalist, at a Roots & Shoots event at Western Connecticut State University. Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is about making positive…

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Snowy Owl in Norwalk!

November 9, 2008

Atka is appearing at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk several times this month. During his first visit last week we received word that there was a Snowy Owl at nearby Calf Pasture Beach. We swung by on our way home, and sure enough, the owl was there So this morning a few of us went…

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First post

November 8, 2008

Greetings! Welcome to the blog of the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York (www.nywolf.org). We plan to update the blog as often as possible with stories about our wolves, photos, news about the Center, and other things we think will interest friends of the WCC. We hope that you will check back in…

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