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Month: November 2012

Mexican Wolf Reunion

November 29, 2012

Most of the Mexican gray wolves or lobos that call the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) home are never seen by visitors to the Center.  For this reason, it’s surprising that a number of these elusive creatures have a fan base! Mexican wolf F749 is by far the most popular Mexican wolf at the WCC living…

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Wolf Conservation Center Supporters Made Giving Tuesday a Howling Success

November 28, 2012

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) invited you to join a national movement to change the calendar and help make history, and you heard our howls! Through the WCC’s partnership with #GivingTuesday, the WCC recognized the inaugural holiday with two giving campaigns: In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we chose to turn our attention to relief…

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WCC’s Giving Tuesday Celebration Starts Today

November 23, 2012

Looking for a meaningful gift for a friend or family member? Please consider “adopting” one of the wolves that calls the Wolf Conservation Center home! Our “Adopt-a-Wolf” program not only gives back to the wolves, but also pets and families in need. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the WCC is turning its attention to…

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Giving Thanks to a Special Wolf

November 22, 2012

One of the biggest challenges for Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers is figuring ways to say “thank you” everyday to a very special wolf. This fellow needs no introduction to the over 30,000 people that see him annually, but for those who have yet to meet the CEO of the WCC’s Ambassador team,…

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Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Mexican Wolf M740

November 21, 2012

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a special wolf that many of us “knew.” On November 15, Mexican Gray Wolf M740 passed away. His necropsy revealed that he lived with an undetectable and rare chronic bloat condition. M740 was nine years old and has called the Wolf…

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Virgil the Turkey Cries “Wolf!”

November 18, 2012

Atka never fails to thrill adults and children with his trademark rock star, nonchalant attitude. But when a visiting ambassador started to gain the attention of Atka’s fans, our Ambassador wolf felt pressure to turn up the charm. We invited our feathered friend, Virgil the Turkey, to join our Saturday morning program as a special…

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Wyoming Wolves Getting Their Day in Court

November 14, 2012

On August 31, 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) officially stripped federal protections from Wyoming’s wolves and handed management over to the state, a controversial decision, and contradiction of the agency’s stance in the past. Although USFWS had previously criticized Wyoming’s state wolf plan on the grounds that unregulated shooting in most of the…

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Dr. Rasmussen Responds to African Painted Dog Tragedy

November 13, 2012

Last year Dr. Gregory Rasmussen, founder and director of the Painted Dog Conservation Project (PDC), treated Wolf Conservation Center supporters to 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 Africa and they are among the continent’s most endangered species.…

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Legal Wolf Battle Ends Victorious for Sportsmen Groups

November 10, 2012

ESA protections for wolves were eliminated in the northern Rocky Mountain States of Idaho and Montana, and parts of Utah, Washington and Oregon in May of 2009. In delisting wolves, the Fish and Wildlife Service authorized Idaho and Montana to hold wolf hunts that year, Montana’s ending with 73 wolves killed and Idaho with 185…

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Mexican wolves Born at the Wolf Conservation Center in 2008 Get Clean Bill of Health

November 8, 2012

Early Tuesday morning, Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers began the second of several “health exam capture days” scheduled this month. We gathered equipped with all the tools necessary to best prepare our team to meet the challenge of catching seven extra elusive lobos: clipboards, vaccinations, thermometers, a scale, and leftover Halloween candy to…

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