Month: January 2013

Wolf Conservation Center Welcome Newest Red Wolf Residents

January 30, 2013

Today marks the beginning of what we hope will be a great adventure for red wolves M1921 and M1922. At this very moment, the two young males from the Trevor Zoo are busy exploring their new digs at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)! It’s wolf breeding season, a time of romance and a time for…

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Ambassador Wolf Atka’s Snow Song

January 29, 2013
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New Neighbors Have the Wolf Conservation Center Seeing Red

January 28, 2013

January marks the beginning of the 2013 breeding season. This means romance is in the air, but not for everyone. The Species Survival Plan (SSP) management groups for both the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf determine which wolves should be bred each year by using software developed for the population management of endangered…

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Mexican Wolf Doing Well After Making Priceless Contribution

January 25, 2013

Wolf F613 and her pup in 2007 at Cincinnati Zoo Early yesterday morning, a small team of Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) staff and volunteers ventured to the WCC’s endangered species facility on an important mission: to catch a wolf. It was the first step to help preserve an endangered species. The subject of our undertaking…

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Saving a Wolf Species One Egg at a Time

January 22, 2013

Mexican wolf F613 in her summer coat This week we’ll be taking an unusual step in our mission to preserve the endangered Mexican gray wolf – a spaying! In order to maintain genetic diversity within the Mexican gray wolf population, older captive females are often spayed. By having this procedure, 12-year-old Mexican gray wolf F613…

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Never Stop Howling

January 21, 2013

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Lone Lobo M1133 Doing Well in the Wild

January 17, 2013

Mexican gray wolf F749 at the WCC Sending recently-released Mexican wolf M1133 WILD wishes! The captive born 4-yr-old was released in AZ’s Apache National Forest last week to fill the void within the Bluestem pack created when alpha male M806 was illegally shot and killed. Arizona’s KJZZ and other media sources report that the lone…

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Wolf Conservation Center Sends Supporters Howls of Gratitude

January 14, 2013

 Last week Chase Bank’s Carol A Olech visited the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) to make a very special delivery – a check for $50,000 for the Wolf Conservation Center Foundation (WCCF)! The WCCF, a foundation to provide public and financial support to exclusively benefit the WCC, won a $50,000 grant through the Chase Community Giving…

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Hunting and Trapping to Resume Outside Yellowstone

January 10, 2013

On December 10th, Yellowstone wolves got a temporary reprieve. 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 the park’s reach. This move came just days after Yellowstone Wolf “06″ fell victim outside the park in…

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Captive Mexican Wolf Release Scheduled for this Month

January 7, 2013

Mexican wolves M806, F838, and their two 12-week-old pups moments before their release on 7-6-06 This year’s death of Mexican wolf M806 weighed heavy on our hearts. The eight-year-old alpha male of the Bluestem Pack had survived numerous natural challenges in the wild, so news that his untimely end was at the hands of a…

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