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Month: January 2010

Free Contest to Get “Saved”!

January 27, 2010

Wolves make excellent companions, but only for other wolves. The Wolf Conservation Center always stresses that people who want a great pet should look into adopting from shelters – there’s so many amazing animals out there who need homes. So we were psyched to come across Saved by Karin Winegar, a book that recounts 28…

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A Day at the Museum

January 23, 2010

Atka spent a great day at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Thanks to everybody who came to one of the programs, to the museum for having us back, and to all the helpful staff there! Here’s a few shots from the programs.

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Proposed Bill Aims to Keep Utah Free from Wolves

January 21, 2010

Photo: Rebecca Bose A proposed bill will require Utah to kill or capture any wolf that comes into the state. Utah is not currently home to wild wolves but that is not to say that wolves are unlikely to disperse there. In the past decade, a small number of wolves have made it all the…

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Remembering Mexican Gray Wolf M190

January 20, 2010

(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) Lobos of the Southwest continues its Mexican Wolf Biography series with a look back at the life of Mexican gray wolf M190, a.k.a. “Paquito”. The WCC is proud to be a part of Paquito’s story by having provided him and his mate, F628, with a natural…

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Idaho Wolves are on the Move!

January 18, 2010

Wolves originally from Idaho are extending their range west to the Oregon Cascades! Could it be that the Idaho wolf hunt is triggering wolves to disperse westward? To read more about the rise in wolf sightings in the Oregon Cascades from the Idaho Statesman, click here.Here…

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Snow Day!

January 8, 2010

We thought we’d give you an idea of how our canids are handling the recent “bad” weather that has most of us grumbling, shivering, shoveling, and worrying about commutes.

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Winter Thaw?

January 5, 2010

The Northeast may have been hit by a cold snap, but things seem to be heating up in one of our red wolf enclosures! When F1397 and M1483, members of the SSP for critically endangered red wolves, were first introduced as potential mates, their interactions reminded us of a junior high school dance: there was…

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Former Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Wolf Delisting Imperils the Endangered Species Act

January 2, 2010

Jamie Rappaport Clark began the new decade with a powerful opinion piece in the Washington Post. Clark, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1997 to 2001, is currently executive vice president for Defenders of Wildlife. To read the Wahington Post’s “Interior Department’s decision imperils wolves, Endangered Species Act” by Jamie Rappaport…

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