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Month: May 2011

Sniff, Sniff. Do I smell Puppy Breath?

May 31, 2011

Stay tuned…

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Time for a Nap!

May 30, 2011

Atka had a very busy Memorial Day weekend and now it’s time for a rest.  He wowed hundreds of people at Van Cortlandt Manor, got spooked by a black and white lemur, devoured a few melons and that was Saturday alone…  Well done Atka!  We hope you enjoy tonight’s feast 🙂

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Friends of Animals Challenges Wolf Delisting Rider

May 29, 2011

Friends of Animals, a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, recently announced that they have joined Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians  in challenging the delisting rider attached to the recently passed budget bill on grounds that it is unconstitutional.  This rider removes federal protection from wolves of Idaho and…

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Atka Takes His Rare

May 28, 2011

Bust out the BBQ and have a fun holiday weekend!

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Art Safari at the Wolf Conservation Center – An Alison Nicholls Adventure!

May 26, 2011

“Atka” By Alison Nicholls The WCC is thrilled to present wildlife artist and conservationist Alison Nicholls for a unique program. Join us for an opportunity to enjoy the morning capturing the splendor of Atka on paper! The WCC will donate half of program proceeds to the Painted Dog Conservation Project (PDC). Saturday, June 4th 9AM…

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Anchors Aweigh!

May 25, 2011

Fleet Week NYC begins today! Captain Atka wants to remind the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum crew that the Intrepid aircraft carrier should be renamed “USS Atka.” After all, he did mark the ship as his own when he last visited. A few times actually 🙂

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Wild Red Pup Count Contest!

May 24, 2011

Nature hates calculators ~Ralph Waldo Emerson But calculating all of Nature’s adorable wild red wolf pups is a blast!  The red wolf is one of the most rare mammals in North America.  Only an estimated 130 red wolves roam their native habitat in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern North Carolina making every…

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Time To Do A Double Take!

May 23, 2011

Malik of the International Wolf Center Someone’s playing peek-a-boo and it’s not you know who!  There’s a good reason that this handsome fellow has an uncanny resemblance to the Wolf Conservation Center’s star ambassador wolf, he’s Atka’s older brother!  Atka’s two older brothers, Malik and his littermate Shadow, are star ambassadors themselves working at the…

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Is Livestock Predation a Myth?

May 22, 2011

It appears so, according to a Department of Agricultural report released last week. WildEarth Guardians reports that in 2010, just 0.23% of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs.  Surprisingly, dogs were responsible for close to 10% of all cattle predation.  Why then, if wildlife is accountable for less than a…

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A Pupdate from the Southwest!

May 21, 2011

Lobo Pup born at the WCC on 4-22-08 It’s been a fruitful season for wild lobos in the Southwest!  Elke Duerr of Wild Wolf Film is offers an uplifting report from the field in her latest “Reel News Newsletter.” Her report brings us positively precious puppy news as well as an inspiring story of a…

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