Month: October 2015

Happy Howl-o-ween!

October 31, 2015
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Mexican Wolves Meet with a Kiss

October 29, 2015

Two weeks ago the Wolf Conservation Center welcomed an new member to the family – Mexican gray wolf F1226! Since her arrival, the 4-year-old is beauty has been settling in adjacent to Mexican wolf M1133 (aka Rhett) to allow the pair to get to know one another through the enclosure’s dividing fence. Well yesterday the…

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Protect the Endangered Species Act

October 21, 2015

Controversial efforts are being made to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Congressional lawmakers and Western governors want to legislatively overhaul the law as it relates to habitat and species recovery. Critical habitat must be preserved for species survival and recovery, and the suggested modifications can potentially lead to the piecemeal destruction of essential landscapes…

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Critically Endangered Wolves Get A Clean Bill of Health

October 19, 2015

Autumn is here, the season for pumpkin spice and annual medical exams for the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered wolves. People often ask us how we monitor the health of our wolves. Needless to say, the well-being of our wolves is a top priority, so we constantly take stock of their health, monitoring the shy…

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Red Wolf vs. Night Intruder

October 18, 2015

A family of critically endangered red wolves living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) attempts to defend their turf from a trespassing camera and tripod. By nature wolves are very territorial animals and will defend the area in which the family lives, hunts and raises its offspring from other wolves. The red wolf is one…

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Wolf Conservation Center Welcomes New Mexican Wolf to the Pack!

October 15, 2015

The Wolf Conservation Center family just got a little bigger! Yesterday Mexican gray wolf F1226 arrived safe and sound after a seamless day of travel. The 4-year-old is currently settling in adjacent to Mexican wolf M1133 (aka Rhett) to allow the pair to get to know one another through the enclosure’s dividing fence. They’ll be…

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Mexican Wolves To Receive the Call of the Wild

October 15, 2015

Some GOOD news! In a direct snub to state officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it will release about 10 Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of southwestern New Mexico, even though state game officials have refused to issue a permit for the action. Although the NM Game Commission has repeatedly…

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Raising Awareness for Wolves With Webcams

October 14, 2015

Year round, visitors to the Wolf Conservation Center enjoy meeting Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, Zephyr, and Nikai, but the WCC is actually home to 26 wolves! Most of the WCC’s “other” 22 wolves, both Mexican gray wolves and red wolves, reside off-exhibit, but not necessarily out of view! Unbeknownst to the some of the wolves,…

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It’s National Wolf Awareness Week!

October 12, 2015

National Wolf Awareness Week begins on October 12th! Wolves have long been shrouded by myth and superstition, this week provides an opportunity to opening the door to understanding the importance and plight of the keystone species. It’s a time to recognize wolves as an ESSENTIAL part of our natural landscapes and to engage others to…

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Wildlife Advocates, Scientists Call on Interior Secretary Jewell to Hasten Release of Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves in New Mexico

October 9, 2015

Genetic Crisis Threatens Unique Southwestern Wolves With Extinction SILVER CITY, N.M.— Advocates for wild animals, along with scientists and breeders of endangered wolves for conservation, urged Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today to release five or more packs of endangered Mexican gray wolves into the Gila National Forest in New Mexico through the end…

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