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Month: September 2011

Atka in Bloom

September 30, 2011

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus

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Atka’s Night Out

September 29, 2011

Atka as a young pup Atka and crew had a really fun night visiting Tomkins Cove Public Library yesterday. Dozens of families braved the rain to attend the program, some even showed up decked out in full Wolf Conservation Center outfits! The first family to arrive are big Atka fans, they first met him when…

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Speaking Up For Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves

September 28, 2011

Due to a 2011 budget rider (Sec. 1713) passed earlier this year, gray wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon and northern Utah lost federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Since the passage of this controversial bill, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) has been inundated with emails and calls from our dedicated…

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The Future Looks Bleak For Oregon’s Imnaha Pack

September 27, 2011

Photo: Christian Giliberto Wolves of Oregon’s Imnaha pack have captured the hearts and imagination of many wildlife enthusiasts and now 2 of the 4 members are slated to be killed. Can this pioneering pack survive with just the alpha female and her young pup? Please visit Oregon Wild Wolf Pack to see what you can…

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Complex Critter

September 25, 2011

“I wonder why we think the thoughts and  emotions of animals are simple.” ~ John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America)

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Dr Rasmussen: An Amazing Ambassador for the African Painted Dog

September 24, 2011

A classroom full of WCC supporters braved the showers last night and boy was it worth it!  Dr. Gregory Rasmussen, founder and director of the Painted Dog Conservation Project (PDC), delivered an educational and inspirational lecture about his life’s passion, the African Painted Dog. Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are unique to…

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Double Trouble?

September 23, 2011

The new Zephyr plush toy has arrived!  To order the adorable pup today, please visit our website shop by clicking here.

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Pattycake, Pattycake…

September 22, 2011

Five-month-old Ambassador wolf pup Alawa hams it up for the camera with a game of “pattycake!”

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The WCC’s Third Ambassador “Pup!”

September 21, 2011

Last Saturday, the Wolf Conservation Center(WCC) was pleased to treat our guests to a special celebration during our morning’s education program! We took a moment before visiting the Ambassador pups to honor a youngster of our own species, ten-year-old Alyssa Grayson. Members of the National WolfWatcher Coalition (including WCC’s Maggie Howell) presented the 5th grader…

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PUPDATE: WCC Ambasador Wolf Pups Alawa and Zephyr Are 5 Months Old!

September 20, 2011

The Wolf Conservation Center’s youngest Ambassador wolves are  looking less like pups everyday!  Although they have lost some of their physical puppy traits, their behavior still reflects that they have a lot of growing up to do.  The wonderful “wolflets”  are constantly frisky, their wrestling matches are endless!  The pair have the most endearing howls,…

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