Month: March 2011

Sombody’s Happy!

March 21, 2011

There’s nothing like a snowy morning in the spring to make an arctic wolf smile.  This frosty weather is just what Atka ordered!  Soon he’ll be more tolerant of the warmer weather as he has already begun shedding his thick undercoat (learn more about the shedding process from When and Why Wolves Shed).  Enjoy the…

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Atka Visits “Pet Talk” with Lauren Collier!

March 21, 2011

Atka and crew visited CT News 12’s “Pet Talk” with Lauren Collier today! During our last visit to the News 12 set, Atka had a great time destroying an inflatable palm tree and a flamingo or two… No casualties today, perhaps he’s weary after busy night frolicking under the the “Super Moon.”  The episode will…

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Several Wildlife Advocacy Groups File Settlement in Wolf Delisting Case

March 19, 2011

Yesterday’s announcement that a number of plaintiffs are seeking a settlement with the Department of Interior regarding wolf recovery and management in the Northern Rockies comes as a shock to many who have been following the emotional and political roller coaster.  Although ten wildlife advocacy groups announced a proposed settlement, three of the plaintiffs (the…

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Why and When Wolves Shed

March 18, 2011

It’s 70 degrees out today and WCC staff and volunteers have a major case of “Spring Fever!” Too bad one member of the WCC family chooses not to celebrate the warm winds, I think he has a case the “Balmy Blues.”  Atka has barely begun to shed his coat so he’s better equipped for a…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2011

Get your green on! Ollie’s sporting his St. Patrick’s Day duds and you can too! Visit the WCC’s Website Shop on and make every day a green day 🙂

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Sixteen Legislators Speak up for Wolves

March 15, 2011

Mexican gray wolf F837 Sixteen members of the Arizona State Legislature sent a letter to President Obama to express their concerns and opposition to recent efforts in the United States Congress to remove and exclude Mexican gray wolves from the endangered species list. The great folks at Lobos of the Southwest are helping people THANK…

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Announcing: Art Contest!

March 14, 2011

Red wolf howling We couldn’t help but notice that the Wolf Conservation Center has a lot of fans who are great artists. Often people, especially students, present us with beautiful drawings or paintings when we’re at programs. Sometimes they even sketch Atka during the program! Well, we want to see more of your amazing work,…

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Spring Ahead…

March 13, 2011

… right into a comfy bed. No use losing sleep over daylight saving time!

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We Remember Apache

March 10, 2011

A year ago today Apache, the alpha of our ambassador pack, passed away. His big howl and warm heart were instrumental in educating thousands of people and helping the Wolf Conservation Center develop. Those who knew him will never forget him.

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Discounted Photo Session

March 9, 2011

If you’ve been waiting to schedule a visit to the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY, here’s a great opportunity: Our Sunset Photo Session this Sunday March 13 is being offered at half price. Space is limited, so check out the details on our website here (price shown is the discounted price). It’s a…

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