Month: June 2011

Wolf Pup’s First Hunt

June 30, 2011

Zephyr analyzing his prey patiently before the pounce. The poor ant never had a chance…

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Only 14 Wolves Remain in Oregon

June 29, 2011

10-week-old Zephyr speaking up Last year we were thrilled to hear news about some special wolves that had quietly claimed new territory as their own.   We celebrated the pioneering wolves that migrated successfully from Idaho to the Pacific Northwest and watched Oregon’s wolf population rise to 23 with the Wenaha and Imnaha packs growing…

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Lass in the Grass

June 28, 2011

Alawa enjoying the summer morning

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Passions Ignite as Idaho and Montana Prepare for Wolf Hunts

June 27, 2011

A national debate continues over the controversial wolf hunts set to begin this fall in Idaho and Montana. Montana alone is proposing a quota of 220 wolves, the highest proposed quota yet, up from 75 in the state’s inaugural wolf hunting season in 2009. Details on Idaho’s hunt will be determined later this summer. In…

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I’ve Gotta Beef: Public Lands Ranching Isn’t Best for the Environment or Economy

June 26, 2011

Mexican gray wolf F837 The US Department of the Interior released a report this month with data reflecting that  recreational use of public lands creates more jobs and more money than public lands ranching.  Recreational use is also better at preserving natural habitat.  Ralph Maughan of The Wildlife News points out that, “despite the staggering…

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Not Creative but Definitely Cute!

June 25, 2011

Eleanor and “Atka” The Wolf Conservation Center’s newest family members, nine-week-old Alawa and Zephyr, aren’t the only “pups” in the WCC family.  A “pup” of a different species also claims the WCC as her territory.   Mexican gray wolf M805 Eleanor is almost 4 years old and she is the daughter of the WCC’s managing director…

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Wolf Pup Development 101 – Nine Weeks

June 24, 2011

The Wolf Conservation Center’s Ambassador wolf pups are growing like weeds! On June 20th, Alawa and Zephyr turned 9 weeks old. At this age, wild pups are have emerged from their dens to explore the world around them. No longer requiring the safety that a den provides, wild wolf families end the denning period by…

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Captive Born Red Wolf Pups Get the Call of the Wild!

June 23, 2011

Photo: Miller Park Zoo Great news for the Red Wolf Recovery Program! Earlier this spring, the great folks from Lighthawk flew two newborn red wolf pups from the Miller Park Zoo to North Carolina so the pups could be placed inside a den belonging to wild red wolves who were nursing their own small litter.…

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Red Wolf Ratsicles!

June 22, 2011

Good news for red wolves! Yesterday the Red Wolf Coalition announced that they will be receiving funds for an enclosure project to expand education and outreach in the state that all wild red wolves call home, North Carolina! What a pleasure to share some positive news about a species of wolf that at one time…

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A Very Special Anniversary

June 20, 2011

Naturally we ran something related to Father’s Day yesterday, but the day also marked a special anniversary for us. Here’s a little blast from the past to explain… If you live in the NYC metropolitan area, congestion on the Long Island Expressway is a given. So I wasn’t surprised when we found ourselves in stop-and-go…

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