Month: July 2013

Day Four in Yellowstone, Thanks for the Wild Memories

July 16, 2013

A Final Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) Yellowstone Adventure report from WCC’s Spencer Wilhelm (for this year that is!)  Today was our final day in the field trying to observe wolves.  “Trying” was the key word. Unfortunately, today was about as hot as a fresh bison patty.  We did see wildlife, such as bison, badger, pelican,…

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Day Three In Yellowstone, Wings In Lieu of Wolves

July 15, 2013

Another WILD Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) Yellowstone Adventure report from WCC’s Spencer Wilhelm.  Once again began before sunrise.  Shortly after we entered the park I notice three Mountain goats (2 adults and 1 kid) on the steep mountain cliff while on our way to Hayden Valley in search of the Canyon Pack.  Continuing  down the…

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Changes to Montana’s Wolf Hunt Season Has Hackles Raised

July 15, 2013

On July 10, Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners approved the state’s 2013-2014 wolf hunt plan, a plan that includes changes that will prove devastating to wolves living in Montana.  Changes to Montana’s wolf hunt season in  include: The “bag limit,” or number or wolves killed per person was increased from 1 to 5 wolves The…

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Day Two in Yellowstone, “Spitfire” Sightings

July 14, 2013

Here’s the latest  Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) Yellowstone Adventure report from WCC’s Spencer Wilhelm. Today we began our adventure with the goals of heading to Lamar Valley in search of wolves.  Driving into the park as the sun is rising is my favorite time in the park.  First we came across a very large herd…

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Day One In Yellowstone, Moonlit Mammoth

July 13, 2013

  The Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) Yellowstone Adventure has officially begun! WCC’s Spencer Wilhelm and over a dozen WCC supporters arrived in Bozeman, Montana last night.  No doubt visions of wolves and bison (and so much more!) danced in their dreams so after a good nights sleep,  the crew was eager to arrive at their…

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Recently Released Mexican Gray Wolf Shot and Killed

July 12, 2013

Just moments ago, we received devastating news from Defenders of Wildlife. Another of the world’s most endangered wolves has been illegally shot and killed. The incident is under investigation, but the victim, Mexican gray wolf F1108, had been mothering a den of young pups so her pups are also assumed to be dead as well.  …

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

July 10, 2013

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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2013 Mexican Wolf Annual Meeting Begins

July 10, 2013

Representatives from dozens of facilities participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (MWSSP) are heading south of the border!  Although the trip might involve a bit of sightseeing, the destination is Centro Ecológico del Estado de Sonora (CEES) in Hermosillo, Sonora (MEXICO) for the MWSSP Annual Meeting to tackle the all issues associated with…

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Anniversary of a Lobo’s Call to the Wild

July 6, 2013

Today marks the 7th anniversary since captive born Mexican gray wolves F838 and M806 were restored to their ancestral home in the wilds of the Southwest.  The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) was first introduced to F838 in November of 2004 when she and her three sisters were transferred from the Minnesota Zooogical Garden to the…

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Common Cents: Empowering Kids to Make Change

July 5, 2013

As an environmental education organization, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) strives to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. By providing science-based education programming with Ambassador wolves, not only are we helping to dispel the harmful untruths about wolves, we’re also improving…

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