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Month: May 2011

It’s National Endangered Species Day!

May 20, 2011

  National Endangered Species Day is a day to remind us of the significance of protecting endangered species and the wild habitat they require.  For Atka, everyday is Endangered Species Day! He helps people young and old grasp the importance of safeguarding the future of wolves in North America for generations to come. While Atka’s…

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A Day of Celebration and Remembrance in Honor of Some Special Lobos from Minnesota

May 19, 2011

Mexican gray wolf F837 Today Mexican gray wolf F837 turns 8 years old! The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) was first introduced to F837 in November of 2004 when she and her three sisters were transferred from the Minnesota Zooogical Garden to the WCC as yearlings. Our Center was selected to care for these wolves as…

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Thank you!

May 19, 2011

Big thanks to Le Chateau and all the great friends who came out to celebrate Atka’s 9th birthday and the WCC! 

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Rock on Atka! Wishing You a Happy 9th Birthday!

May 18, 2011

Ahem.  Mi mi mi mi…  Okay.  A-one, a-two, a-one, two three four! Happy birthday to me,  happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…, happy birthday to me! Now where’s my cake? Atka loves presents!  He’s really holding out for a musk ox but he’d be happy with some smaller items on his wish list…

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Atka Extends his Territory to the Upper West Side

May 17, 2011

Atka is no stranger to the Big Apple – it’s a hell of a town! His beat includes Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island too.  Yesterday, Atka returned to Manhattan’s Upper West Side to inspire the enthusiastic students at  PS 87.  He seemed particularly fond of the school, marking the classic…

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Are You a Wolf Spotter?

May 15, 2011

Wolf watching can be a challenge.  Thousands of people flock to Yellowstone National Park every year to spot the elusive wolves that reside there and there’s never a guarantee that the mysterious predator will be revealed!  Most of the wolves that call the WCC home share this ability to stay out of sight.  Visitors to…

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Nothing Like a Spring Day Outdoors

May 14, 2011

“If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” ~ Bill Watterson

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Happy Birthday Red Wolf F1291!

May 13, 2011

Red Wolf F1291 Today red wolf F1291 turns 8 years old! She has been a part of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) family since 2004 when she arrived as a mere yearling.  F1291 is one of six red wolves that call the WCC home as participants of the red wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP). Red…

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Wolves of the Northeast Caught Up in the Name Game

May 11, 2011

The Mexican gray wolf is one of the five subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) recognized in North America There are three species of wolves in the world: the gray wolf (Canis lupus), the red wolf (Canis rufus), and the Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) sometimes referred to as the Abyssinian wolf. Scientists debate whether…

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Atka Gets a Visit from a Friend

May 10, 2011

Yippie! Jean Craighead George is on her way to the WCC just to visit ME! Perhaps the Newbery Medal-winning childrens author and environmentalist will make me the hero of her next book 🙂

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