Month: October 2010

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2010

Hope you all have a fun Halloween! Pictured above is a frog showing off a Wolf Conservation Center water bottle at a recent Atka program at the Woodcock Nature Center in Wilton, CT. Gotta love it when a water expert recommends our merchandise! It’s always a fun program when we appear at Woodcock the week…

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The Red Wolf Pups get a visit from the Doc!

October 26, 2010

It should have been simple. After all, there was literally a ton of Wolf Conservation Center volunteers and staff on hand – 15 of us weighing a bit more than 2000 pounds total – matched against 80 pounds of red wolf pups (M1803 and M1804) due for a regularly scheduled medical check up. We had…

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There Goes the Neighborhood…

October 22, 2010

10-22-10 – Mexican gray wolf M805 is released into his new home Atka the arctic gray wolf has seen a lot of changes in his neck of the woods in just this past year. It all began last fall when the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) red wolf exhibit opened just across the path from Atka’s…

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A Small Furry Contest – Free Books!

October 21, 2010

A lot of the supporters of the Wolf Conservation Center love dogs as well as wolves, so when we read a moving excerpt of the book A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life by Steven Kotler, we knew we wanted to spread the word. Thanks to the generosity of its publisher…

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An Afternoon with Jean Craighead George

October 19, 2010

On October 16th, the WCC kicked of National Wolf Awareness Week a day early with a very special event honoring Westchester’s own Jean Craighead George, the Newbery Medal-winning children’s author and environmentalist. Mother Nature provided the perfect autumn day and Jean treated both children and adults with an intimate and inspirational talk. She described her…

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Who is Not Willing to Compromise?

October 18, 2010

Ken Cole and Brian Ertz of the Western Watersheds Project co-authored this interesting piece about wolves, politics and compromise with Ralph Maughan of Wildlife News. Click here to read “Governmental Disdain for Wolves” in the political newsletter, (scroll down on the CounterPunch site to see the article)

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Building Bridges in the Southwest

October 15, 2010

Ranchers and wolves are not usually considered a good mix but this delicate relationship could be on the mend! Ranchers, wildlife advocacy groups, and biologists are joining forces to implement creative methods to prevent wolves from preying on or harassing livestock. Please click here to read the New York Time’s article about the wolf deterrence…

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Look, Up in the Sky!

October 12, 2010

Need a wildlife fix? There’s no wild wolves here in New York and nearby states, but look up – the fall raptor migration is in full swing! Look for hawks, falcons and even some bald eagles and golden eagles as they make their way south. There’s a guide to viewing spots here.

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Natural Health and Wellness for Your Pet Seminar to Benefit the WCC!

October 5, 2010

October 23, 2010 – Join Smith Ridge Veterinary Center and O2 Living to learn about the natural methods of health care available for man’s best friends – your beloved dogs and cats! Smith Ridge Veterinary Center’s founder, Dr. Marty Goldstein, is a conventionally trained veterinarian who started to explore natural therapies for his patients decades…

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Week 3: What will the Future Hold for Nine Special Lobos?

October 5, 2010

Lobos of the Southwest is leading a nine-week campaign to encourage the USFWS to re-release into the wild nine wolves recaptured as young pups when their packs were removed for depredations between 2005 and 2007 under the now-discredited SOP 13.0 program. The nine wild-born wolves are still in captivity today and they are physically, genetically,…

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