Month: December 2012

A Special New Year Message From Amabassador Wolf Atka

December 31, 2012
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National Geographic’s Crittercam Offers Red Wolf Perspecitive

December 30, 2012

Ever wonder what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a wolf?  National Geographic’s  Kyler Abernathy Thanks to National Geographic’s Kyler Abernathy, we have a pretty good idea how our wolves experience their world. Kyler is the Director of Research for National Geographic’s Remote Imagery, which means he’s instrumental in…

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Wyoming Wolf Population Could Slip 40 Percent

December 27, 2012

Franz Camenzind, wildlife biologist and former director of Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, surmises that Wyoming wolf numbers may have dropped by 40%. The state’s inaugural hunt, controlled killing and other deaths have put the wolf population on “Some pretty thin ice.” Read more: For an update re: the newly consolidated lawsuits challenging WY’s wolf…

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Happy Howlidays from the Wolf Conservation Center

December 24, 2012

  ‘Tis the night before Christmas  And Santa is prowling  We know that he’s close  ‘Cause the wolves are all howling!

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Dr Rolf Peterson’s Take on Wolf Hunts in Michigan’s U.P.

December 23, 2012

Rolf Peterson of Michigan Tech University was the lead biologist on Isle Royale for decades. In this photo, Peterson gives WCC educators an opportunity to help process an elk that was taken down by Yellowstone wolves. Dr Rolf Peterson, lead biologist on Isle Royale for decades, comments on whether Michigan should allow hunting of gray…

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“Wine & Wolves” Gets Wonderfully Wild!

December 18, 2012

Big thanks to our community for rallying to help us celebrate wolves!   On Thursday, December 13, 2012 the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) hosted an audience of 115 supporters at their annual holiday fundraiser at the Carriage House of the Waccabuc Country Club,Wine & Wolves. The event celebrated the WCC’s recent achievements including education innovations…

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Yellowstone Wolves Get a Temporary Reprieve

December 11, 2012

Agate’s Pack former Alpha Female 471F from 2011 (photo: Brandi Nichols) Yesterday, Montana wildlife commissioners closed down the gray wolf hunting season in some areas outside Yellowstone National Park after several collared wolves were shot when beyond the safety of Yellowstone’s reach. This move comes just days after Yellowstone Wolf “06″ fell victim outside the…

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Yellowstone Wolf “06” Falls Victim in Wyoming’s Inaugural Hunt

December 10, 2012

Some call her a rock star, others “06,” 832F, or the most famous wolf in the world. Anyway you cut it, her reach was remarkable for a wild animal that had nothing to do with the numerous monikers she was given. Sadly, her celebrity swelled to national proportions when last week this often viewed beast…

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Catty Wolves?

December 6, 2012

During wolf breeding season, we are tasked with separating each pack’s non-breeding males and females. In the wild, wolves naturally avoid breeding with pack members, an innate behavior that decreases the risk of adverse mutations. For this reason, it’s common for young pack members to disperse from their natal pack in order to breed. Winter…

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