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Month: January 2012

Aerial Gunning Campaign Puts Idaho Wolves in Peril

January 30, 2012

On Sept of 2007 the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) made a trip with Atka to our nation’s capitol. Defenders of Wildlife invited the WCC to join Representative George Miller (CA) as he introduced PAW — “Protect America’s Wildlife” — a bill designed to put an end to aerial wolf control programs here in the U.S.…

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Look Who’s Coming For Dinner

January 29, 2012

Red wolves F1397 and M1483 have some dinner guests who might just become the main course if they’re not careful. Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) WOLFCAM watchers are not only getting a chance to observe two critically endangered wolves in real time, but also some hungry scavengers. All morning, a committee of black vultures have been…

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Anchorwolf Atka?

January 27, 2012

Yesterday, Atka and crew appeared on ABC Channel 8’s “CT Style” to talk about wolves and the Atka’s great work as the Wolf Conservation Center’s Rock star Ambassador. The studio was perfect. The spacious loft was the perfect playground for a curious wolf like Atka. For about 30 minutes prior to the interview, he wandered…

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Preparing for “The Grey”

January 25, 2012

Wolves, their recovery, and the status of the keystone predator are often hot topics on Capitol Hill and media outlets in the West. But in the past week, wolves have also been the talk of the town in Hollywood! “The Grey,” a film starring Liam Neeson has hackles raised among wildlife advocates in fear that…

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Voyeurism 101

January 23, 2012

It’s an exciting time for wolves and the WCC — it’s the season of romance! Hormones are racing and hopefully several courtships have already begun. We’re keeping our eye on four breeding pairs (see The Wolf Conservation Center to Host 4 Breeding Pairs This Winter) in hope that we’ll see some promising behavior. Thankfully, we…

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Wolf Haven International Can Use a Helping Paw

January 22, 2012

While it’s been a great snowy weekend for the 25 wolves that call the Wolf Conservation Center home, the stormy weather did a real number on Wolf Haven International. Photo: Wolf Haven International The Tenino, WA wolf sanctuary will be closed until March to deal with devastating storm damage and they can use all the…

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The Lovebirds are Feeling Frisky!

January 21, 2012

The Wolf Conservation Center’s exhibit red wolves M1483 and F1397 are having a frisky snow day! Wintertime is an exciting time for wolves and the WCC. January marks the beginning of breeding season and these proven breeders are getting another opportunity to prove fruitful this season too. Check them out on our WOLFCAM and please…

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National Park Service Opposes Predator Control Measures in Alaska!

January 19, 2012

Back in November, the Alaska Wildlife Alliance rallied their supporters to speak up for the Alaskan wolves of Kenai and thanks to the overwhelming number of comments submitted to the Alaska Board of Game, the proposals to begin aerial wolf killing on the Kenai Peninsula were postponed until January 2012.The temporary reprieve for Kenai’s wolves…

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Atka, have you been moonlighting?

January 17, 2012

Defenders and Wildlife recently shared a clip from the 2003 film “The Hunted” to demonstrate the agony snare wire can cause to wild animals. The wolf in the film has a strong resemblance to Wolf Conservation Center Ambassador wolf Atka so this clip really hits home with those who have been lucky enough to behold…

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National Geographic’s Crittercam Gives Us Atka’s Point Of View

January 14, 2012

Crittercam Collars (Photo: Josh Lewis) In November of 2011, National Geographic’s Kyler Abernathy visited the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) to test out some crittercam cameras and collars on some of our wolves for potential use on wild wolves.  Ambassador wolves Atka and Alawa sported the gear for a few hours and seemed to feel quite…

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