Month: April 2011

Uncle Mexican Gray Wolf M805?

April 30, 2011

 Mexican gray wolf M805 ¡Feliz cumpleaños!  Mexican gray wolves M805 and F810 celebrated their 8th birthday on April 25th. Perhaps F810 will have reason to celebrate some more later this spring – she might become a new mother! She recently plucked the hair from her belly, a custom for expectant mothers when preparing for pups! 

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37 Red Wolf Pups Born in North Carolina!

April 28, 2011

Red wolf M1483 Pregnancy can be an exciting and magical time for parents but waiting can be excruciating for well-wishers! No pups yet for red wolves F1397 and M1483 but, Kim Wheeler, Executive Director of the Red Wolf Coalition, reports that at least 37 wild red pups have been born so far in northeastern North…

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Let’s See It!

April 27, 2011

Art is timeless but the WCC’s Art Contest for kids ends in a few days!  So put the finishing touch on your masterpiece and send us your artwork by April 30, 2011 Midnight PST.  For contest guidelines click here.  So many wonderful pieces of art have been sent to us and we look forward awarding…

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Red Wolf F1397 Might be “Showing!”

April 25, 2011

You make the call. Is that a “baby bump” or did red wolf F1397 indulge in too many peeps?  WCC staff and volunteers saw some very encouraging behavior in early March and we’re optimistic that litter number two may be on the way!

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Day Five of Red Wolf Week: Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2011

It’s Earth Day!  A day for individuals worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and appreciation for Mother Nature.  It’s also a time of year when nature bestows upon us the most beautiful gifts!  Three years ago today, the WCC celebrated the birth of six magnificent Mexican wolf pups. Still no pups this season…

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Day Four of Red Wolf Week: Photo Caption Challenge!

April 21, 2011

Red wolf pups m1803 and m1804 at 2 weeks old Win a prize in the WCC’s RED WOLF WEEK PHOTO CAPTION CHALLENGE! Red wolf pups m1803 and m1804 we’ll be turning a year old in just a couple of weeks!   My how the boys have grown… Please post your caption in the comments section below.…

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Day Three of Red Wolf Week: Conservationists with Wings!

April 20, 2011

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) would be unable to fulfill its mission without its volunteers.  Now that we’re two years into our second decade, it is easy to recognize how much our center has thrived.  The WCC started with small ambassador pack and a family of volunteers with an unyielding dedication to wolves and the…

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Day Two of Red Wolf Week: The Captive-to-Wild Foster Program

April 19, 2011

 1-day-old pup born at the WCC in 2010 The red wolf is one of the most rare mammals in North America.  About 130 red wolves roam their native habitat in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in  northeastern North Carolina and approximately 200 comprise the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) in facilities across the…

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Day One of Red Wolf Week: It’s Pup Season!

April 17, 2011

Red Wolves M1483 & F1397 Wolf breeding season has come to a close and now it’s time to wait and hope that at least one of the WCC’s three breeding pairs will celebrate pups later this season. The WCC is so fortunate to have already welcomed critically endangered pups on two occasions.  On Earth day…

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Strike a Pose!

April 14, 2011

There hasn’t been a lot of good news for wolves lately so we figured we’d offer a great pick-me-up. Get out of your chair, strike a pose, and get down with red wolves m1803 and m1804! They’ve been vogue-ing since they were born in May of 2010 so we know you can do it too…

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