Month: November 2015

A Wolf More Frolicsome than Fearsome

November 29, 2015

CAUTION Watch this video of 13-year-old Ambassador wolf Atka and your heart will be his. Atka is a captive-born Arctic gray wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center, a 501c3 non-profit…

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Thankful for You

November 26, 2015

We want to wish a very happy holiday to all our friends, including visitors to the Center or those who know us from afar; all those who have donated time,…

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When It Comes to Wolves, It’s Feast or Famine

November 25, 2015

The term “feast or famine” refers to the diet of wolves and many other large predators. Prey isn’t always abundant, so wolves have a metabolism that helps them store fat…

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Wolves and the Public Trust

November 23, 2015

The wildlife in our country is owned by its citizens. This legal concept implies that we all share equal, undivided interests in our wild animals. The government holds wildlife in…

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Wolves Get Off On the Right Feet!

November 21, 2015

With blocky feet and long pliable toes that conform to uneven terrain, wolves are well adapted to long-distance travel. The paws of a wolf are large, almost the size of…

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My…What Big Teeth Wolves Have!

November 20, 2015

Wolves have 42 teeth. There are 20 teeth in the upper jaw (6 incisors, 2 canine, 8 premolars, and 4 molars), and 22 teeth in the lower jaw (6ncisors,2 canine,…

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Let Wolves Continue To Recover

November 19, 2015

By Maggie Howell / Executive Director, Wolf Conservation CenterThursday, November 19th, 2015Originally published by Albuquerque Journal As representatives of facilities that breed endangered Mexican gray wolves in captivity in order…

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Wolf Conservation Center Among Conservation Groups Calling for Veto of Extinction Riders

November 17, 2015

 Letter Asks President Obama to Reject Attacks on the Endangered Species Act The Wolf Conservation Center is among the 150 conservation groups that have signed a letter to President Obama…

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Why Do Wolves’ Eyes Glow In the Dark?

November 15, 2015

Eyes that glow in the pitch-black night make for many a scary tale. But why do wolves’ eyes glow in the dark? Wolves have a special light-reflecting surface right behind…

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Lady Howls the Blues

November 14, 2015

She never sings a song the same way twice… Alawa is a captive-born Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a 501c3 non-profit environmental education organization, in…

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