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Month: January 2009

A Death in the Family – F836

January 29, 2009

photo by Michael Clough When we started this blog not too long ago, we anticipated having a lot of fun with it. There’s a lot of interesting and, we hope, entertaining things that go on at the Wolf Conservation Center that only a few of us get to see, whether it’s an enrichment session or…

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Deli? Sure! New Delhi? Not so much…

January 28, 2009

As we’ve mentioned before, we are always looking for ways to provide stimulating enrichment to the ambassador wolves. So when Rebecca Bose, the WCC curator, recently traveled to India, she took the opportunity to bring back some turmeric, a pungent Indian spice, thinking that the ambassadors would be intrigued by the strange and strong new…

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Trains, Planes, and Elephants!

January 25, 2009

Rebecca Bose, the curator at the WCC, and Chris Evers, a longtime volunteer, recently returned from several weeks spent traveling in India. Chris is a naturalist who founded and runs Animal Embassy, which helps educate people about animals and the environment through the use of live ambassador animals and multimedia presentations. He will be presenting…

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Obama Blocks Bush’s Last Minute Wolf Delisting

January 22, 2009

With a new administration in charge, federal regulators Wednesday promised a second look at a recent decision to drop gray wolves in the Great Lakes and Northern Rocky Mountains from the endangered list. Read more from The Seattle Times. Feds rescind rule dropping wolves as ‘endangered’ By JOHN FLESHER. AP Environmental Writer.

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Gray Wolves Delisted (Again)

January 14, 2009

The U.S. Department of Interior announced today that the western Great Lakes wolf population as well as most of the northern Rocky Mountain wolves will be removed from Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection. The western Great Lakes region includes Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan as well as parts of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota and…

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The Dog Days of Summer at the WCC

January 14, 2009

Meet some of the Wolf Conservation Center’s lesser known canines: “The Staff Pack”. Kenn Bell from “The Dog Files” (thedogfiles.com) shows us how a handful of dogs can make life a little more interesting for our ambassador wolves Kaila, Apache, Lukas and Atka.

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2008 – A tough year for Yellowstone wolves

January 13, 2009

Early Morning Wolf-Watching in the Lamar Valley Yellowstone National Park The wolf population dropped by 27% last year in Yellowstone National Park. While wildlife biologists say the decline is a natural occurance and the recovery program launched in 1995 has indeed succeeded, this past year was tough for the park’s keystone predators. Read more. Wolf…

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The debate continues…

January 9, 2009

Some unlikely groups might sue to put a stop to the newest attempt to delist the Northern Rocky Mountain wolf. Read more. Wolf debate lingers into new year By Chris Merrill. Casper Star Tribune.

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Ice Capades

January 8, 2009

Lately the Center has experienced some relatively bad weather. In the last week we’ve been hit by snowstorms, windstorms and ice storms. It’s pretty much winter as usual in the Northeast, but that doesn’t make it any easier for us. We’ve been shivering from the cold and slipping and sliding around, occasionally flopping about on…

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2009

Have a joyous and healthy New Year!

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