Month: August 2016

Wolf Conservation Center Mourns Endangered Mexican Wolf M1140

August 16, 2016

Dear friends, It’s with a heavy heart that I share sad news about a beloved lobo. Mexican gray wolf M1140, affectionately nicknamed “Mateo” by Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) supporters, passed away today. F1140 was born on April 22, 2008 at the WCC. He never received the opportunity to take his rightful place on the wild…

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Alaskans Petition Governor To Rein In Predator Control

August 15, 2016

Press Release: For Immediate Release Monday August 15, 2016 Contacts: Rick Steiner: (Biologist) [email protected];907-360-4503 Marybeth Holleman: (Writer) [email protected]; 907-360-4512 Jim Kowalsky, (Chair, Alaskans For Wildlife); [email protected]; 907-488-2434 Vic Van Ballenberghe (Wildlife Scientist; former Board of Game member); [email protected]; 907-351-0371 Today, 150 Alaska citizens from 28 communities across Alaska submitted a joint letter to Governor Bill…

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Mexican Wolf Pup Can Dig It!

August 12, 2016

Dig it, dig it, dig it.Dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it, dig it…. WHOA! Beyond being super cute diggers, these Mexican gray wolf pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation to save a species from the brink of extinction. The WCC is one of 54 facilities…

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Red Wolf Born at the Wolf Conservation Center Has Wild Pup of His Own

August 12, 2016

Photo: John Murphy/USFWS What’s a healthy young red wolf to do to help perpetuate his critically endangered species? Fly to Florida to find a romantic partner, of course. Back in 2013, red wolf M1804, a.k.a. “Thicket,” flew from the Wolf Conservation Center to St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, a remote barrier island in the Gulf of…

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Washington’s Profanity Peak Wolf Pack Under Fire

August 10, 2016

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife helicopters are in the air now to kill members of the Profanity wolf pack. Why? To protect cattle on public lands. The decision was made under the guidelines of a new lethal removal protocol that was agreed to this spring by the state Wolf Advisory Group, a stakeholder group convened…

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Make no bones about it, the Mexican wolf pup triplets have Olympics Fever too!

August 9, 2016
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Walk for Wolves Postponed to August 17

August 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, August 17 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (4 Reservation Rd, Cross River, NY 10576 Shelter 5) FREE With the threat of severe weather, we have postponed our Walk with Wolves event to Wednesday, August 17. We hope you too can join us next week to honor one of the world’s…

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What Love Looks Like

August 8, 2016

Look at that adorable Mexican wolf pup smile! Mexican wolf pup runt of the litter m1506 (Duffy) is all smiles while sharing a cuddle with his soft and huggy sister f1508 (K.B.). The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one…

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Mexican Wolf’s Fatherly Love

August 7, 2016

For wolves, happiness is playtime with your kiddo before sharing a bone.  Mexican gray wolf f1505 (aka Trumpet) was born at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY on May 4, 2016. Unbeknownst to the kiddo, Trumpet has been warming the hearts of a global audience via the WCC’s remote webcams. But beyond being…

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Stop Alaska from Killing Iconic Predators on National Wildlife Refuges

August 6, 2016

Conservation Update:On Aug. 3, 2016, the USFWS joined its sister-agency, the National Park Service, in finalizing regulations for national wildlife refuges in Alaska that will effectively overrule an Alaska state law that encouraged the unethical killing of bears, wolves and coyotes to promote game animals. The finalized rules ban nearly all predator hunting on national…

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