Month: May 2016

Mexican Wolf Pup “Trumpet” Featured on ABC News

May 31, 2016

He might only be a few weeks old, but Mexican gray wolf pup “Trumpet” is a rising star! The wolf pup will never be on view at the Wolf Conservation Center, but thanks to ABC News, the kiddo is doing a terrific job raising awareness for his critically endangered kin and our efforts to save…

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A Wild Salute

May 29, 2016

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~ John F. Kennedy

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Good Advice

May 29, 2016

This is what you should do; love the Earth and sun and the animals.   ~ Walt Whitman

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When it comes to wolves, it’s all about family

May 28, 2016

Science is now finding, that in wild animals it’s the oldest members who have the greatest influence on their family’s success and survival. Kira Cassidy relates her research on Yellowstone wolves with other wildlife studies focused on understanding the value of older individuals in group-living species. Cassidy explains how these studies highlight the value of…

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WCC Among Conservation Groups to File Emergency Petition to Save Plummeting Red Wolf Population

May 24, 2016

Stronger Regulations Needed to Stem Illegal Shootings, Expand Where Wild Wolves Can Roam  WASHINGTON— Conservation groups submitted an emergency petition today calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take immediate steps to bolster flagging protections for the world’s only wild population of red wolves, which has declined by more than 50 percent in…

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Can America Learn to Value the Big Bad Wolf?

May 20, 2016

Wolves once ranged across most of North America, a vital part of many varied ecosystems. But by the mid-1900s, an unremitting slaughter by humans had brought wolves to the brink of extinction. Red wolves and Mexican gray wolves survived only in captivity, their wildness caged. And the lands where wolves once roamed were diminished, as…

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Big Bare Belly Bodes Well for Mexican Wolf Recovery

May 18, 2016

Pregnancy can be an exciting and magical time for parents but waiting can be excruciating for well-wishers! No pups yet for Mexican wolves F1226 and M1133, but F1226 recently plucked the hair from her big belly – a custom for expectant mothers when preparing for pups. The WCC is one of 54 facilities in the…

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Ambassador Wolf Milestone – It’s Atka’s Birthday!

May 16, 2016

Today Ambassador Wolf Atka turns 14 years old! The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people in his lifetime. He’s a powerful presence in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment, and for the Wolf Conservation Center staff and volunteers, the…

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Endangered Mexican Wolf Pup Born At The Wolf Conservation Center

May 12, 2016

SOUTH SALEM, New York (May 13 ,2016) – Mother’s Day came early for a critically endangered Mexican gray wolf living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in New York’s Westchester County. On the morning of May 4th, Mexican gray wolf F1143 gave birth to a single pup – a robust male nicknamed “Trumpet” for his…

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For Wolves Pups, Play Is About More Than Fun

May 11, 2016

Wolves are highly social animals that live in well-organized family units called packs. Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of benefits. It facilitates successful hunting, pup-rearing, defending pack territory, and more. The parents (sometimes referred to as the “alpha” pair) are the leaders of the pack and they express their status with erect posture…

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