Month: September 2017

Wolf Conservation Center Presents at Annual WAZE Symposium at Tufts University

September 30, 2017

Photo: Rebecca Bose and a Mexican wolf pup Various wildlife professionals are descending upon Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University this weekend for their annual WAZE Symposium, dedicated to providing veterinary students with access to the most current information regarding the medicine and conservation of wildlife, aquatic, zoo and exotic species. The WCC’s…

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Politics Trumping Science, Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Denied Critical Habitat

September 29, 2017

Endangered U.S. Wolf Denied New Habitat, As Critics Charge That Politics Trumped Science An updated recovery plan for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf, released by U.S. Fish and Wildlife this summer, calls for restricting their habitat to areas south of Interstate 40 in Arizona and New Mexico and certain areas of Northern Mexico. This…

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Wyoming Wolves To Be Killed This Sunday

September 28, 2017

For the first time since 2013, licensed wolf hunting will take place in Wyoming; the season starts this Sunday and runs through December 31st. In March 2017, a federal appeals court upheld the USFWS’s 2012 decision to remove gray wolves in Wyoming from the endangered species list. Wolves in Wyoming were classified as “predators” and…

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You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!

September 27, 2017

You did it! Yesterday the Wolf Conservation Center invited you to be a part of Red Wolf Week and you heard our howls! Over 300 supporters helped the WCC raise over 30,000 on yesterday to meet our matching grant of $20,000! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for having friends like you.…

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Celebrate a Red Wolf Milestone – 30 Years

September 25, 2017

Thirty years ago this month, a new chapter in wildlife conservation began with a wild homecoming unlike anything seen before. The first captive-bred red wolves were released to the wild! The red wolf reintroduction was among the first instances of a species, considered extinct in the wild, being re-established from a captive population. In many…

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Red Wolf Recovery Milestone

September 24, 2017

The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat. In 1980, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared red wolves extinct in the wild. A…

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Disney, A Few Wolf Facts to Gnaw On

September 24, 2017

To: Disney Executives and Emma Watson From: Martha Hunt Handler, Board President, Wolf Conservation CenterRe: Beauty and the Beast One would hope that a company such as Disney, with a $175 billion market cap, and world-renowned star, such as you, Emma Watson, would ensure that the movies you produce, distribute and sign-on to are not…

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Red Wolf Family Moving to New Home in New York!

September 23, 2017

Museum of Life and Science‘s six critically endangered red wolves, a breeding pair and 4 pups born in April, will migrate north in early November to a new home at the Wolf Conservation Center that can best accommodate the growing family. “This transfer is going to be bittersweet for us all,” said Sherry Samuels, the…

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Happy Autumn!

September 22, 2017

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.~Almost Albert Camus

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Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pup Named After Connecticut Teen

September 20, 2017

Photo: Four month old Mexican gray wolf pup “Max” during her puppy veterinary exam at the Wolf Conservation Center Meet Mexican gray wolf pup Max! So many wonderful things are happening at the Wolf Conservation Center and we are excited to share a little news with you all. We are so lucky and grateful to…

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