Month: April 2010

WCC Receives $300K Grant for New Education Center from NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation!

April 29, 2010

Plans for the Wolf Conservation Center’s move to the northeast corner adjacent to the 383-acre Leon Levy Preserve have just received a major boost and vote of approval from Parks Commissioner Carol Ash and the State’s Environmental Protection Fund: The WCC is one of only three organizations in the Hudson Valley region to receive an…

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Happy Birthday, Lukas!

April 28, 2010

Today Lukas turns 12 years old! When is your special day? If you were born in April or May, you share your birthday with a wolf in North America! Have a great day, Lukas!

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The WCC Goes to the Birds!

April 27, 2010

Big Mama striking a poseThe Wolf Conservation Center celebrated Earth Day a few days late with an exciting bird of prey experience presented by Master Falconer Lorrie Schumacher of TALONS! The dreary weather didn’t dampen the thrill of meeting, touching, and flying beautiful feathered ambassadors. Lorrie and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Talon, began by introducing our…

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Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Wolf Policies Foreshadow Extinction

April 23, 2010

Check out an eye-opening opinion piece by Michael J. Robinson of Center for Biological Diversity. The article titled “Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Wolf Policies Foreshadow Extinction” reveals the inadequacies of the states’ wolf management plans. To read the article posted on New West Blog, please click “Here”.Here…

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Happy B’Earth Day!

April 22, 2010

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the 2nd birthday of the first litter of Mexican gray wolves born at the Wolf Conservation Center. They’ll be celebrating with tasty deer tidbits. We hope you have a chance to observe the occasion by enjoying yourself outside too! (deer optional)

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Male-ing It In

April 15, 2010

A few people have pointed out that in our recent den-digging video red wolf M1483 seems to be doing a lot less than his share of the work. In his defense, M1483 learned early on in his relationship with F1397 that sometimes it’s best to keep his distance. In the photo above, she’s subtly indicating…

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Can You Dig It?

April 14, 2010

Red wolves F1397 and M1483 continue to give promising indications that pups are on the way. Yesterday, F1397 worked on a den (a good sign that a wolf is expecting pups), while M1483 helped by, uh, acting in a supervisory capacity. Keep your fingers crossed for these two, and for our other two breeding pairs…

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A Virtual Trip to the WCC!

April 9, 2010

North Hampton School’s first graders took a trip to the Wolf Conservation Center this morning without setting foot outside their own classroom in New Hampshire! Using two-way videoconferencing technology, we offered our very first long distance education program. I was very impressed with Mrs. Spalding’s class, their questions were right on and clearly well thought…

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Red Wolf Went A-Courtin’?

April 5, 2010

We’ve already posted video featuring behavior suggesting that red wolves F1397 and M1483 may have bred, but here’s some earlier footage indicating that the course of true love never quite runs smoothly…

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April Fools Day at the WCC

April 1, 2010

We can’t resist a good gag here at the WCC and this year we pulled one over on guests to our facility and two different schools in Enfield, CT! Atka was on the road today visiting HB Stowe Elementary School and Thomas Alcorn Elementary School. Josh Lewis, one of our super WCC educators, began each presentation with…

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