Month: December 2010

¡Próspero Año Nuevo! Good News for Lobos!

December 10, 2010

December 9, 2010 – The USFWS and AZGFD announced plans to release a four-year-old Mexican gray wolf, one of the former Saddle Pack pups, back into the wild along the Arizona-New Mexico border next month. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the announcement late Thursday, saying the conditions are right for the release of the…

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Leaving the Nest, er Den

December 9, 2010

On a cold November night 3 years ago the WCC welcomed 8 Mexican gray wolf pups and their parents. They were transferred from the Cincinnati Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan for these critically endangered wolves. Today we waved goodbye as the remaining three pups (now fully grown of course) headed off to…

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Wolves are in the News and Politics Again

December 7, 2010

Wolves, their recovery, and the status of this keystone predator in the United States have been hot topics in Washington D.C. lately. On December 1st, eight Western Caucus members introduced a bill called the “State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act,” legislation some refer to as the “Anti-Wolf Bill.” If this bill passes, all gray wolves in…

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