Month: April 2017

Wolves: The ‘Best Natural Defense’ Against Chronic Wasting Disease

April 17, 2017

MYTH: Predators are bad for wildlife. The scientific community agrees that this claim is quite wrong, yet it’s surprisingly pervasive belief in rural Western culture. Misconception such as this can…

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Move Over Easter Bunny… Wolves Have this Covered

April 16, 2017

With 42 specialized teeth for slicing, tearing, and grinding, wolves are supremely well-equipped carnivores. A wolf could make short work of a helpless Easter egg, but Atka, an ambassador Arctic…

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Arctic Beauty. Worth Fighting For

April 15, 2017

Go on a journey to the frozen north with wildlife photographer Vincent Munier. Spotlighting foxes, wolves, hares, owls, and even a polar bear, these photographs capture the beauty of the…

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Mexican Gray Wolf M1133 Turns Nine Years Old

April 15, 2017

Mexican wolf M1i33 with daughter, F1508 (a.k.a. K.B.) Birthdays abound! Wolves are mono-estrus, breeding only once a year during the winter months. So springtime is birthday season! Today we celebrate…

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Ambassador Wolf Nikai Turns Three

April 12, 2017

Throw back your head and let out a long celebratory birthday howl for Nikai! Welcome to the terrific twos, kiddo! The Wolf Conservation Center‘s youngest Ambassador has been an inspiration…

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Wolf Words of Wisdom

April 12, 2017
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Federal Wildlife-killing Agency Agrees to Halt Use of M-44 “Cyanide Bombs” in Idaho

April 10, 2017

  HAILEY, Idaho – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program – which kills thousands of predators across the country annually – announced today it has abandoned use of…

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She came. She saw. She needs a name.

April 8, 2017

Last month, an adventurous Mexican gray wolf broke new ground. As a part of ongoing reintroduction effort in Mexico, a family of critically endangered wolves was released in the wild…

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WCC Among 20 Environmental Groups to Demand Wildlife Services Ban M-44 Cyanide Bombs in Idaho

April 6, 2017

FEBRUARY 26, 2017 — Wolf OR-48 of the Shamrock wolf family was killed on private land in northeast Oregon after an “unintentional take” by the USDA’s Wildlife Services. OR-48 was…

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Why Are Wolves Important?

April 5, 2017

Vital. Not Vicious. Wolves are a critical keystone species in a healthy ecosystem. A keystone species is often, but not always, a predator – like the wolf. Outnumbered greatly by…

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