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Month: September 2016

Beauty. Not Beast.

September 30, 2016
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A Win For Red Wolves

September 29, 2016

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 – U.S. Federal court blocks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from authorizing private landowners to capture and kill last remaining wild red wolves! Judge Terrence Boyle issued a preliminary injunction that forces federal officials to meet high legal standards before they can remove wolves from private property. Boyle also said that conservation…

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Bath Time For Mexican Wolf Pup

September 28, 2016

This is what family looks like. For wolves, bath-time isn’t only fun, it helps strengthen family bonds. When Mexican gray wolf F1226 (Belle) licks and nibbles her 4-month-old daughter, not only is Mom keeping her kiddo’s fur clean and free of debris, her grooming efforts are gestures of intimacy that reaffirm the unique emotional bonds…

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Grief Is Not Uniquely Human. Wolves Mourn Too.

September 26, 2016

The practice of mourning a loved one is at the heart of the social structures of many species, most notably humans. We offer condolences on the passing of virtually any individual, no matter how small our connection to them may be, because we understand that their absence is felt deeply and profoundly by others. Comfort…

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WCC Mourns Endangered Red Wolf F1397

September 26, 2016

Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that I share tragic news about a beloved matriarch. Red wolf F1397, affectionately nicknamed “Witchhazel” for her chutzpah, passed away Saturday. She fell victim to bloat or Gastric Dilatation Volvulus – a particularly scary affliction because of how fast the condition becomes lethal. She was eleven years…

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Pool Day For Ambassador Wolf Atka

September 23, 2016

How did Ambassador wolf Atka celebrate the first day of Autumn? By taking a dip in the pool of course! The Wolf Conservation Center is constantly trying to make sure that our ambassador wolves have interesting experiences. Their enclosures are spacious and have natural varied terrain, but we also try to provide them with enrichment…

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Decision in Wyoming Poised to Impact Wolves Beyond the State

September 23, 2016

A court in Washington, D.C., is poised to decide today whether Wyoming will be allowed to manage wolves within the state, or whether wolves will remain protected under federal law. Background Just over four years ago in 2012, the USFWS officially stripped federal protections from Wyoming’s wolves and handed management over to the state, a…

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Happy Autumnal Equinox!

September 22, 2016
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Officials Foresaw Conflict Between Profanity Peak Pack and Livestock

September 20, 2016

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife managers ANTICIPATED conflict between the Profanity Peak Pack wolves and cattle earlier this summer because the pack’s range “overlaps public land where ranchers graze their cattle in the summer.” The Profanity Peak pack overlaps almost entirely with public federal lands administered through the U.S. Forest Service. So during the…

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Majority of 17,301 public comments opposed to hunting and trapping threatened Algonquin wolves

September 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTREAL (September 19, 2016) – Last week, as the hunting and trapping seasons opened, the Ontario government announced its decision to strip at-risk Algonquin wolves of protection from hunters and trappers across the majority of their range. Ongoing hunting and trapping, the primary threats to the species, caused the wolves’ at-risk status…

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