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Month: December 2015

The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack

December 31, 2015

Here’s to You! Every voice raised in support of wildlife and wild places can make a difference. And when we all work together we can make big things happen! It is because our pack, supporters and champions like YOU, that the Wolf Conservation Center has become a national leader in wolf education, advocacy and the…

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Celebrating The Endangered Species Act – 42 Years Strong

December 28, 2015

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed 42 years ago today because Americans believed that protecting our wildlife was an obligation to future generations, our nation’s environmental health, our fellow creatures, and the heart of the American way of life. It included wildlife ranges and habitats irrespective of political boundaries because these habitats, which are…

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Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf F749

December 27, 2015

Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that I share sad news about a special wolf. Mexican gray wolf F749, nicknamed “Mama” and “Bella,” passed away today. Although the F749 was rarely visible to Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) guests (she resided off-exhibit for most of her years) the beautiful loba crept into our homes…

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Arctic Wolf Treat Under the Tree

December 26, 2015
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Happy Howlidays from the Wolf Conservation Center

December 24, 2015

‘Tis the night before Christmas And Santa is prowling We know that he’s close ‘Cause the wolves are all howling!

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Happy Winter Solstice

December 22, 2015
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Wild Predators: The New Normal of City Life

December 20, 2015

Predators are turning up in cities everywhere, and living among us mostly without incident. It’s the new normal of urban living. They’re living among people partly because they have fewer alternatives. And they’re adapting to urban life quickly. But are humans equally capable of adapting to their wild neighbors? We hope so. “So we should…

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Wolves Howl Most To Those They’re Most Bonded

December 17, 2015

Did you know that wolves howl more frequently to members of their family with whom they spend more time? This suggests that there is a link between relationship quality and howling frequency! Learn more.

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Wolf Riders Dropped From Omnibus Bill

December 16, 2015

We asked for your help and you heard our howls! Congressional leaders unveiled a $1.15 trillion fiscal 2016 spending bill overnight and the bill is largely devoid of policy riders targeting wildlife including proposals to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Wyoming or the Great Lakes! Every voice raised in support…

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Family: For Wolves it’s Not An Important Thing, It’s Everything.

December 13, 2015

When it comes to wolves, it’s not about numbers. It’s about family. A wolf is a wolf when it’s part of an intact, unexploited family group capable of astonishingly beautiful and complex cooperative behaviors and unique traditions. If a family group is left unexploited (that is, not trapped, shot, poisoned or otherwise killed by humans)…

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