Month: July 2010

Governor Bill Richardson Issues Trapping Restrictions in Lobo Country!

July 29, 2010

7-29-10 – Governor Bill Richardson issued an executive order that prohibits trapping within the Mexican wolf recovery area in New Mexico. The order bans commercial and recreational trapping for a six-month period beginning on November 1, 2010, requires the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to undertake a study of which traps and trapping…

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The WCC will Host Three Breeding Pairs in 2011!

July 29, 2010

M1483 and F1397 by Josh LewisAlthough we are only midway through the summer season, the WCC team has been preparing for winter. Earlier this month, the Species Survival Plan (SSP) management groups for both the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf determined the programs’ breeding pairs for the 2011 season. Wolves are “mono-estrus” —…

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WCC Curator Takes on New Responsibilities as Part of the Mexican Gray Wolf SSP Management Group!

July 26, 2010

Rebecca Bose with Mexican Wolf Pup in 2008 Earlier this month when representatives from facilities that participate in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) gathered in South Salem, NY for the Mexican Wolf annual meeting, there was a new member of the management group leading the conference: WCC Curator, Rebecca Bose. Rebecca joins eight…

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PUPDATE! Red Wolf Pups are Growing up!

July 22, 2010

11-week-old red wolf pups m1803 and m1804 are coming into their own! The two boys are all ears and they’re growing more independent each day. Most active during the cooler hours of the day, the pups are often venturing beyond the den area to explore the outskirts of their enclosure. Although they’re feeling adventurous, they…

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Match Making!

July 19, 2010

Mexican gary wolf M740The Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan Annual Meeting came to an end over the weekend and we now have some excellent news to report! One of the chief items on the meeting’s agenda is the determination of wolf breeding pairs. During the meeting, the management group establishes which wolves should be…

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Return of the Lobo: Wolves Slated to Released into Mexico this September

July 16, 2010

Photo: Tom and Lisa Cuchara The last wild-roaming endangered Mexican gray wolves call a vast stretch of forest in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico home, but soon they could have some company south of the border! The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY is hosting the 2010 Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan…

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The Mexican Gray Wolf Meeting is Off to a Great Start!

July 15, 2010

The 2010 Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) Annual Meeting brought a great group of people to our neck of the woods! Close to 40 representatives from dozens of facilities participating in the Mexican Wolf SSP arrived yesterday bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to tackle the all issues associated with conserving the lobo.…

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WCC Hosts the 2010 Mexican Wolf Annual Meeting!

July 14, 2010

The WCC is honored to host the 2010 Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) Annual Meeting! This meeting is bringing together representatives from dozens of facilities participating in the Mexican Wolf SSP, including Fish and Wildlife Agencies from the US and Mexico, for an update on all aspects of the effort to save the…

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Red Wolf Pups Outfox WCC Staff and Volunteers

July 9, 2010

Red wolf pups m1803 and m1804 are two months old and due for a health check. Their last checkup on May 20th went smoothly, the lone true challenge was locating the two-week-old pups in their lush enclosure. Yesterday’s attempt to capture and vaccinate the pups proceeded neither with ease nor success! Close to a dozen…

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Red Wolf Pups are Ready to Rumble on 4th of July!

July 6, 2010

We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! Lukas, Kaila and Atka had a great time at our Saturday evening program: “Red Wolf, White Wolf and Blue Aawwwooooo!” Both wolves and guests enjoyed their red, white or blue frozen treats – the perfect therapy for the intense heat. When the WCC team returned from our FANTASTIC…

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