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Month: May 2015

Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups Howl!

May 30, 2015

The six red wolf pups welcome the weekend by raising an early morning ruckus. Just a day short of turning one-month old, the little ones join in when the adults howl, but they are clearly capable of generating their own joyous noise. Enjoy! Follow the pups’ progress via free live webcams. If you see something…

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Protected Wolf Killed in Colorado

May 29, 2015

 DNA analysis confirms that the animal killed by a coyote hunter in Colorado last month was a federally protected gray wolf. Read more. What was the wolf doing wrong? Nothing. He was trying to find a home. Colorado doesn’t have a wolf population and too often pioneers who enter states like Colorado, Utah, New York,…

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Why Do Wolves Howl?

May 27, 2015

Why do wolves howl? Wolves communicate in a number of ways. They use body language, scent marking and varied vocalization to express themselves. Wolves howl to communicate vocally with over long distances. They can hear one another howl up to 10 miles away in open terrain! Wolves can howl to locate other wolves, advertise the…

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Pupdate: The Three-Week-old Red Wolf Pups are Getting Older and Bolder

May 26, 2015

On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups – a valuable contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species. Unbeknownst to F1563, over the past three weeks a global audience has been watching the elusive mother groom and nurse her…

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A Wild Salute

May 24, 2015

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Meaty Feast for the Birthday Beast!

May 18, 2015

On Sunday May 17th, Ambassador Wolf Atka turned 13 years old! In his honor, the Wolf Conservation Center invited the community to celebrate Atka and all America’s wolves at a WILD reception featuring special guests U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (and Atka too!) at Winston – a New American restaurant in downtown Mount Kisco, NY! Winston…

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Ambassador Wolf Milestone – Atka Turns Thirteen!

May 16, 2015

Ambassador Wolf Atka is a Teenager Today Ambassador Wolf Atka turns 13 years old! The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of tens of thousands of people in his 13 years. He’s a powerful presence in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment, and for the…

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Mexican Gray Wolf F628 Celebrates Her Sweet Sixteen

May 15, 2015

F628 (a.k.a. Mrs. T.)is a beautiful 16-yr-old Mexican gray wolf who has called the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) home since fall of 2005. She resides off-exhibit with her companion, Mexican wolf M904 (a.k.a Trip). F628 is the most elusive wolf residing at the WCC, so it’s a near miracle that our curator was able to…

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Red Wolf F1563 (Salty) Takes a Break from the Pups

May 14, 2015

On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups –  a valuable contribution to the recovery of her rare and at-risk species.  Being a mom is difficult work. But during a brief encounter caught on video today, mama wolf looks like she’s taking her…

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Eleven-Day-Old Red Wolf Pups Get a Check-up

May 13, 2015

On the morning of May 2, 2015 critically endangered red wolf F1563 (a.k.a. Salty) gave birth to a litter of pups — each no larger than a potato. These pups are not only adorable, they are a valuable contribution to the recovery of their rare and at-risk species. Under Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP)…

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