Month: March 2009

Ready to Howl?

March 27, 2009

Now that the weather is finally warming up, the Wolf Conservation Center will again host Friday and Saturday evening howls. You’ll get a chance to learn about wolves, observe our ambassadors, howl with them (they usually join in), and enjoy some season-appropriate treats. Yes, that means ice cream now that it’s getting hot! For a…

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A Visit From The Vets

March 25, 2009

People often ask us how we monitor the health of our wolves. Needless to say, the well-being of our wolves is the top priority of the Wolf Conservation Center, so we constantly take stock of their health. In addition to conducting frequent visual monitoring of the SSP and ambassador wolves, we also conduct periodic veterinary…

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Peter and a Real Wolf

March 18, 2009

Just thought I’d fill you in on a(nother) pretty good day at the Wolf Conservation Center. Today we were lucky enough to do a special program at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City. The renowned pediatric hospital was presenting a live performance of Peter and the Wolf for patients and local…

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A Visit to the Vet

March 17, 2009

If you have a pet, you know how difficult it can be to bring him/her to the veterinarian. Well, to paraphrase Einstein: “Do not worry about your difficulties in bringing your animal to the vet. I can assure you ours are still greater.” The issue came up last month when we got the word that…

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How you can speak up for wolves

March 12, 2009

Last week Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the federal government’s decision to eliminate Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for wolves in the northern Rocky mountain states of Idaho and Montana, and parts of Utah, Washington and Oregon. Wolves will retain federal protection in Wyoming, where Interior Department officials say recovery efforts have been inadequate. The…

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Who Needs Photos?

March 10, 2009

After our recent visit to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the audience members gave us this drawing of the presentation. So big thanks to Santiago, age 8, for a great job! (And sorry about the less-than-perfect scan.) If you have artwork or photos of our wolves, we’d love to see it! You…

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Secretary Ken Salazar Approves Removing Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List

March 6, 2009

The Obama administration upheld a Bush decision to take wolves off of the Endangered Species List in the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region. To read more from the Associated Press – “Feds OK gray wolves’ removal from endangered list”, clickhere.

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Who Says There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?

March 2, 2009

I love this story because it combines several aspects of the Wolf Conservation Center’s mission. We always make it a point to tell people that they can do something every day to make the world around them a better place. And we always like to remind people that wolves, being wild animals, should not be…

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