Month: October 2016
Canis Lupus Meets Canis Spookus
Ambassador wolves Zephyr and Nikai don’t care for intruders, especially super spooky ones! We’re constantly trying to make sure that our ambassador wolves have interesting experiences. Their enclosures are spacious…Read More
Are “Frozen Zoos” the Future of Endangered Species Recovery?
WCC collecting Mexican wolf semen with Dr Asa Critically endangered Mexican gray wolves roam the wilds of New Mexico, Arizona and Mexico. They also live in captivity. But their future…Read More
When He Sings, He Gives Soul to the Universe
Ambassador wolf Atka has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people in his 14 years. He’s a powerful presence in the fight to preserve…Read More
Evidence of Success in Mexican Wolf Cross-Fostering Program
Because the entire existing Mexican wolf population descended from just seven founders rescued from extinction, genetic health is the primary consideration governing not only reproductive pairings, but also captive-to-wild release…Read More
Beauty. Not beast. Vital. Not vicious.
“Autumn is a second spring when every wolf is a flower.” ~ Almost Albert CamusRead More
What Is the Red Wolf Telling Us?
A wolf’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. What do you suppose this critically endangered red wolf is saying?Read More
Four Decades After Listing, U.S. Court Mandates Recovery Plan for Endangered Mexican Wolves
Four decades after Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will finally have to complete a plan to recover the Mexican gray wolf. U.S. Judge Jennifer Zipps…Read More
USFWS’s Controversial Red Wolf Decision Based On “Alarming Misinterpretations” of Science
The team of scientists who drafted the Population Viability Analysis (PVA) for the red wolf state in a letter that U. S. Fish Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) decision to pull almost all of the last…Read More
Beauty. Not Beast. Vital. Not Vicious.
Beyond being beautiful, wolves are critical keystone species. By regulating prey populations, wolves enable many other species of plants and animals to flourish. Without predators, such as wolves, an ecosystem…Read More