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Month: March 2011

The Mating Game

March 8, 2011

It was almost exactly a year ago that critically endangered red wolves F1397 and M1483 consummated their relationship at the Wolf Conservation Center. It looks like the time is right again! Well, almost…

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Love Thy Neighbors?

March 6, 2011

Atka, with a snack close at paw,  gazes across at his neighbors Everybody at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY is quite excited to see one of our pairs of endangered red wolves acting amorously now that it’s breeding season. We’re hoping that F1397 and M1483 will produce their second litter of pups…

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Join us for Lunch!

March 4, 2011

After what we hope was an exhausting evening for red wolves F1397 and M1483, the red wolf family should enjoy a nice big meal. It’s unlikely the pack is willing to share their venison feast but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch! Check out our WOLFCAM starting at 12PM today. Not only should this meal…

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Smitten or Bitten…

March 3, 2011

It’s the tail end of breeding season and we’ve been watching red wolves F1397 and M1483 very closely hoping for a repeat performance of last year.  We estimate that the two lovebirds engaged in a copulatory “tie” a year ago this week and based on some courtship behaviors we seen of late (see It’s Okay…

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Just Another Morning…

March 2, 2011

The sun is rising here at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY, but things are already in full swing. One of our Mexican gray wolves arches her head back and sends a long mournful howl toward the morning sky as our red wolf family trots around its enclosure before uniting to howl back.…

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A Victory for Wolves and the Endangered Species Act!

March 1, 2011

Atka celebrates with a victory dance! VICTORY! Less than an hour ago the U.S. Senate shut down HR 1! This budget bill, a Continuing Resolution, had numerous riders attached to it, including Section 1713 which would have removed wolves from the protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and would have also banned the issue…

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Atka: Ambassador and Muse

March 1, 2011

Atka visited Connecticut’s Clinton Child Care last Friday and inspired an enthusiastic group of children about the importance of his wild brothers and sisters.  Atka was a huge hit!  The kids especially enjoyed watching a wolf delicately remove individual crayons and markers from their cubbyholes before tossing them on the floor.  Perhaps Atka’s antics inspired…

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