Month: July 2011

Enough with the Paparazzi!

July 30, 2011

At first it appears that Mexican gray wolf F613 and her six three-year-olds are ready for a closeup but perhaps they’ve had enough with “big Brother!”  This family is very elusive living of exhibit in Wolf Conservation Center’s Endangered Species Facility.  Thus, the best way to capture this pack on video is by letting the…

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Pack Mates

July 29, 2011

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” -Rudyard Kipling

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National WolfWatcher Coalition’s Dave Hornoff Talks Lobos with Wolf Conservation Center’s Maggie Howell

July 28, 2011

Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Update by Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center from Dave Hornoff on Vimeo. Last week some members of National WolfWatcher Coalition (NWC) visited the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) just in time to hear about the WCC’s Mexican wolf breeding pairs slated for the 2012 breeding season!  The WCC is the only U.S.…

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The Wolf Conservation Center to Host 4 Breeding Pairs This Winter

July 27, 2011

Red Wolf F1291  Although it’s only July, Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers can’t stop thinking about the upcoming winter. Earlier this month, the Species Survival Plan (SSP) management groups for both the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf determined the programs’ breeding pairs for the 2012 season. Wolves are “mono-estrus” — breeding…

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U.S. District Judge Molloy to Decide the Fate of Wolves… Again

July 26, 2011

Later today, U.S. District Judge Malloy will once again determine the fate of northern Rocky Mountain wolves as a handful of wildlife advocacy organizations head to his Missoula courtroom to challenge an “anti-wolf rider” attached to the recently passed budget bill on grounds that it is unconstitutional. The controversial rider removed federal protections from wolves…

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The Mexican Wolf Recovery Effort Takes Another Blow

July 22, 2011

Mexican gray wolf M904 A year ago, former Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico issued an executive order prohibiting commercial and recreational trapping within the Mexican wolf recovery area in his state. Wildlife advocates applauded the Governor’s action as it demonstrated a momentous step for the recovery of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf. Unfortunately,…

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The WCC Ambassador Wolf Pups Turn 3 Months Old!

July 20, 2011

Alawa and Zephyr are 3 months old today! We opted for a birthday bone in lieu of cake 🙂

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Wolf got your tongue?

July 19, 2011

Congratulations Kathy Nuccio! You are the winner of the WCC’s July Photo Caption Contest! There were so many great entries but your caption, “Wolf got your tongue?” wins the cake! We’ll be contacting you soon so we can send you your prize.

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The WCC’s Public Service Announcement!

July 18, 2011

Thanks to David Beebe and other dedicated WCC supporters, we have a new Public Service Announcement (PSA)! Let us know what you think and if you have media connections to help us get some air time, please let us know. Enjoy 🙂

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Mammal Math

July 16, 2011

2 pups + 1 bone = really cute trouble.

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