Month: December 2008

When Opportunity Knocks…

December 28, 2008

                                                   Kaila in October                    Rebecca Bose, the curator in charge of the care of the wolves, related this recent incident to us: Rebecca…

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us, including Kai the resident German Shepherd, at the Wolf Conservation Center.

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Winter Rules

December 21, 2008

Spring may be the time “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love,” but for wolves, the wintertime is when their hormones turn toward making pups. Wolves are always born in the spring, so winter is the time for breeding. That means that this is the time of year that the males and…

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Where the Wild Things Are…

December 17, 2008

Obviously getting to see the wolves is the highlight of a visit to the Center, but every time I head up to the Center I’m looking forward to being surprised by other wildlife sightings. Located in the midst of an area rich with biodiversity, the Wolf Conservation Center and the surrounding land is, or has…

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December 10, 2008

Here’s some recent news about previous topics: BuffaloThe buffalo donated to us after Thanksgiving was cut up and distributed among various SSP wolves and the ambassador wolves. The ambassadors’ reactions to their treats varied a bit. Lukas and Kaila promptly ran off with their shares, but Apache sniffed at the liver and dropped it to…

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WCC Hits the Road!

December 7, 2008

Part of our mission at the Wolf Conservation Center is to let people know that there are simple things we all can do to make the world a better place. Kids at our programs always make great suggestions about what people can do; one of them is often “pick up litter.” Well, we’ve decided to…

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Conservationists Petition for Modern Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

December 4, 2008

Environmentalists say the federal government’s current plan for re-establishing the Mexican gray wolf in the wild is outdated and legally invalid, and petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday to revise it. This is an area of great concern for the Wolf Conservation Center as we participate in the plan and currently house…

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Otter Nonsense

December 1, 2008

As I’ve mentioned before, we love to give our wolves opportunities for enrichment – experiences that will provide them with interesting sensations or challenges. A few weeks ago when Atka was appearing at the Maritime Aquarium, his handler Rebecca had the great idea of asking our hosts for an item from one of their enclosures…

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