Month: April 2017

Mexican Gray Wolf F1226 Turns Six Years Old

April 30, 2017

Birthdays abound! Wolves are mono-estrus, breeding only once a year during the winter months. Therefore, springtime is birthday season! Today we celebrate Mexican gray wolf F1226! In October of 2015, Mexican Gray Wolf F1226 (affectionately nicknamed “Belle” by the Wolf Conservation Center’s community of webcam watchers) joined the WCC family in order to meet a…

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Atka the Wolf Has Spring Fever!

April 28, 2017

As much as we’d like to think Atka is doing a “happy roll” in honor of spring, he’s actually demonstrating a behavior wolves do when something stinks! When a wolf encounters a new (usually yucky) scent, rolling often ensues. A wolf might begin by lowering his/her head and shoulders, then rub to coat the rest…

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Bill Seeks To Put Endangered Species Decisions in Hands Of Politicians

April 27, 2017

Lawmakers this week revived legislation that would dismantle the Endangered Species Act – kill the law’s ability to protect imperiled animals and plants. S. 935, the purported “Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act,” would weaken the ESA by requiring the Interior Secretary to obtain the consent of governors before making management decisions that would affect species…

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Where wolves were federally protected on Monday, today they can be shot on sight

April 26, 2017

Where wolves were a federally protected species on Monday, as of Tuesday evening, wolves can now be shot on sight within 85% of the state, a.k.a. the “predator zone.” In the predator zone, all but the northwest corner of Wyoming, wolves can be killed by any means, at any time, without a license. Why? Because…

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Court Overturns Injunction Allowing Mexican Wolf Releases to Resume

April 25, 2017

One battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest ended today with a victory that bodes well for endangered species nationwide! In May 2016, the state of New Mexico filed suit against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) after the agency, despite political opposition, forged ahead and ushered two captive wolf pups into…

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URGENT: Fate for Endangered Wolves To Be Decided By Politicians This Week

April 25, 2017

In order to fund the federal government beyond April 28, Congress must finalize a spending deal this week. Annoyed by the fact that endangered species protection decisions are by federal law based on science rather than politics, some congressional leaders are trying to slip a legislative noose around some of the nation’s most imperiled species…

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Wolf Conservation Center’s Regan Downey Discusses Why Science Matters

April 22, 2017

Every voice raised in support of the science can make a difference. And when we all march together we can make big things happen! Today on Earth Day, the Wolf Conservation Center took to the streets of New York City to participate in the Science March. It was a great turnout – the WCC group…

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A March for Science is a March for Wolves

April 21, 2017

The March for Science is taking place tomorrow all across the country. We will be marching for science, and most of us will be marching for the environment, too, because that day is also the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. As citizens of the 21st century, our nation and world are at a crossroads when…

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Ambassador Wolf Milestone: Happy Birthday Alawa and Zephyr!

April 19, 2017

Throw back your head and let out a long celebratory birthday howl for Alawa and Zephyr! It’s hard to believe our rambunctious pups are entering their spectacular sixes! An inspiration from their adorable start, the stunning siblings continue to thrive in their “Ambassador” roles. They open the door to understanding the importance and plight of…

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Children to Give Name to Wandering Wolf from Mexico, Captured in Arizona

April 18, 2017

Mexican gray wolf f1505, a.k.a “Trumpet” Tucson, AZ. – A female Mexican gray wolf, born in captivity and released in Mexico, and who was captured in southeastern Arizona on March 26, will receive a more memorable name than her identification number, “f1530.” In a contest sponsored by, children will choose a name for the…

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