Month: March 2016

Wolf Advocate Ashley Shares the Stories of Fallen Wolf Sisters

March 31, 2016

In July of 2006, Wolf Conservation Center Mexican gray wolf F838 was released in the wilds of Arizona. For the first time in her life, there were no fence-lines, no gates, just the vast wilderness to explore and bring back to balance. Tragically, just a few months after her adventure had begun, we received dreadful…

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Children Honoring Endangered Mexican Wolves on LoboWeek

March 30, 2016

On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the Mexican wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. This week, #LoboWeek, marks the 18th anniversary…

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Think Like A Mountain To Save The Lobo

March 29, 2016

  In July of 2013, my then barely 6-year-old daughter and I participated in the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project‘s Paseo Del Lobo Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend within Arizona’s Apache National Forest in the Mexican Wolf recovery area. On our final day of the fun and awareness-raising event, I brought my kiddo to the…

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Conservation-Minded KiddosHonoring Endangered Mexican Wolves on #LoboWeek

March 29, 2016

Eighteen years ago today on March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the Mexican wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. This week, #LoboWeek,…

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Wolves do not kill for sport. That is a fact.

March 28, 2016

Doug Smith, National Park Service’s (NPS) director of the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project, leads efforts to monitor wolves in Yellowstone and has been with the program since wolf reintroduction in the mid-1990s. In this Q&A series posted by the NPS, Smith answers a range of questions on wolves including “Do wolves kill for sport.” (10:15…

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Youth Advocates Honoring Endangered Mexican Wolves on #LoboWeek

March 28, 2016

The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of gray wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In…

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It’s LoboWeek – Honoring America’s Most Endangered Gray Wolf

March 28, 2016

The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of gray wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In…

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When Wolves Meet the Easter Bunny

March 27, 2016

Ambassador wolves Alawa and Zephyr received some Easter enrichment with a little assist from our Kai the Easter Dog (A member of the Wolf Conservation Center’s “staff pack”). Providing “enrichment” stimuli is vital in making our wolves’ lives as interesting as possible.

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Red Wolf F1563 Turns 9 Years Old!

March 26, 2016

    Red Wolf F1563 (affectionately nicknamed “Salty”) was born on March 26, 2007 and as of late she has been a very busy lady! It’s been non-stop parenting for F1563. It began with her her first litter of three pups in 2014, she turned it up a notch in 2015 with her second and more…

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Red Wolf Failure. An Irrevocable Loss Happening on Our Watch.

March 22, 2016

  “What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.” ~ Mollie Beattie, Director, USFWS 1993-1996 The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator…

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