Month: July 2016

The Great Wolf Taxonomy Debate

July 28, 2016

A flurry of news articles about wolf taxonomy hit the press today based on new research published by Bridgett M. vonHoldt, et al in Science Advances. Wolf taxonomy, a messy topic…

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How Fast do Wolves Run?

July 26, 2016

As a generalist carnivore, wolves hunt prey that can range from the bite-sized and agile rabbit to the massive bison. Regardless of the prey size, a meal is generally the…

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Mexican Wolves Facing Extinction at the Hands of Politicians

July 25, 2016

The Wolf Conservation Center is one of 54 facilities in the U.S. and Mexico participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan – a bi-national initiative whose primary purpose is…

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How do wolves stay cool in the summer heat?

July 24, 2016

Wolves are built to withstand extremely cold temperatures, but summer heat can be a challenge. Wolves (like dogs) will stay cool by panting to evaporate heat and moisture off their…

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Land Ho for the Lobo!

July 22, 2016

FASCINATING FACT: Did you know that the Mexican gray wolf is not only the most genetically distinct of North American gray wolves, its ancestors were likely the first gray wolves…

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Mexican Wolf Pup Shower

July 21, 2016

  Double Your Donation for the Lobo Pups – Today Only! Please join the Wolf Conservation Center in celebrating the birth of four critically endangered Mexican gray wolf pups and…

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Ben Zino: A Youth Wildlife Ambassador Working to Save Red Wolves

July 20, 2016

Meet Ben Zino from Salisbury, North Carolina. When the West Rowan High School Sophomore learned that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the very agency charged by federal law with protecting…

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A Wolf Mother’s Love

July 19, 2016

When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there…

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Mexican Wolf Pup Trio Get A Visit from the Vet

July 18, 2016

Just before midnight on May 25th, Mexican gray wolf F1126 (a.k.a. Belle) gave birth to three beautiful pups – two boys and a girl. In addition to being adorable, the…

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Atka and the Ocean

July 15, 2016

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. ~ Rachel Carson

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