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Month: April 2016

Mexican Gray Wolf Father to be Trapped by Feds

April 15, 2016

Inside sources indicate that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to trap an endangered Mexican gray wolf living in the wild in New Mexico and put him in a pen, likely forever, as soon as his mate gives birth to their first litter of pups together. She could whelp any day now, and…

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Milestone for Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf M1133

April 15, 2016

Birthdays abound! Wolves are mono-estrus, breeding only once a year during the winter months. So springtime is birthday season! Today we celebrate Mexican gray wolf M1133! In October of 2015, Mexican Gray Wolf M1133 (affectionately nicknamed “Rhett” by the Wolf Conservation Center’s community of webcam watchers) met a voluptuous loba – Mexican gray wolf F1226.…

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Ambassador Wolf Nikai Turns Two Years Old!

April 13, 2016

Throw back your head and let out a long celebratory birthday howl for Nikai! Welcome to the terrific twos, kiddo! The Wolf Conservation Center‘s youngest Ambassador has been an inspiration from his adorable start. Within a month of joining the WCC family the little beast huffed, puffed, and hiccuped his way into the hearts and…

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Why the Surplus Killing at a Wyoming Feedground Isn’t the Big Story We Should Be Talking About

April 10, 2016

Predictions re: wolves wiping out elk have been around for 20 years in Wyoming, but wolves are obviously no threat. Elk numbers keep growing. In all the concern re: elk, one doomsday scenario is real — the relentless spread of ALWAYS lethal chronic wasting disease (CWD). The Wyoming state government has found itself politically incapable…

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Captive Born Lobo Leaves Wild Legacy

April 3, 2016

Mexican wolves M805 (front), littermate of M806, and F837, littermate of F838, at the WCC On July 6, 2012, Arizona Game and Fish Department found the body of Mexican Gray Wolf M806, aka “Laredo,” near Big Lake in the Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests. He body was discovered exactly six years after the captive lobo…

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Red Wolf M1566 Turns 9 Years Old

April 3, 2016

This is the second year red wolf M1566 (affectionately nicknamed “Colt” and “Smokey”) has celebrated a birthday at the Wolf Conservation Center, he’s a relatively new member of the WCC family arriving in December of 2014. He resides on exhibit with his companion of two years, red wolf F1397 (a.k.a. “Witchhazel”). The Species Survival Plan…

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Henry Shares the Story of Mexican Wolf F613 on #LoboWeek

April 2, 2016

Although Mexican gray wolf F613, affectionately nicknamed “Mama Gray,” was never visible to Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) visitors (she resided off-exhibit during her nine years at the WCC) the beautiful loba crept into our homes and hearts via webcam, opening the door to understanding the importance of her endangered kin and our efforts to recover…

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Conservation-Minded Middle Schooler Shares the Story of Mexican Wolf F628

April 1, 2016

 Mexican gray wolf F628 (a.k.a. Mrs. T) called the Wolf Conservation Center home for ten years until the beautiful loba passed away in 2015 at the age of 16. She was the most elusive wolf residing at the Center, it was a near miracle that our curator was able to capture her image (above). Elusive, swift, resilient –…

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