Month: April 2018

Happy Birthday, Red Wolf M1784 a.k.a. Sam!

April 15, 2018

Birthdays abound! Wolves are mono-estrus, breeding only once a year during the winter months. So springtime is birthday season! Today we celebrate the big eight for red wolf M1784, a.k.a. Sam! M1784 recently transferred to the Wolf Conservation Center from the Museum of Life and Science, where he proved that, when it comes to wolves,…

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Happy birthday to WCC Ambassador Wolf Nikai!

April 13, 2018

Four years ago today… this guy happened! Nikai (meaning “Little Saint” or “One Who Wanders”) is a gray wolf who joined the Wolf Conservation Center family in May of 2014. Born on April 13, 2014, Nikai quickly wiggled, hiccupped, and howled his way into the hearts of WCC staff and supporters. Nikai resides in one…

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Prepping for Red Wolf Pups?

April 12, 2018

Pregnancy can be an exciting and magical time for parents but waiting can be excruciating for well-wishers! No pups yet for red wolves F1858 and M1784, but F1858 recently plucked the hair from her big belly – a custom for expectant mothers when preparing for pups. Keep your paws crossed! Join the expectant family now…

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Wyoming Aiming to Kill Grizzly Bears for Trophy

April 11, 2018

Nine months ago, Yellowstone’s grizzly bears were a federally protected endangered species. Today, they’re slated to become targets for trophy hunters. Less than a year after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protection for the iconic bears, Wyoming is seeking to hunt them for trophy. Grizzly bears are already facing threats posed by poachers, dwindling…

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‘Tis the Season for Wolf Pups!

April 10, 2018

Did you know that spring is “wolf pup season”? Wolves engage in mating behavior in the winter months so a gestation period of 63 days means April, May, and early June could be potential pup birthdays! The Wolf Conservation Center is home to several potential breeding pairs, both Mexican gray wolves and red wolves, and…

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Killing Alberta Wolves is Not Conservation

April 9, 2018

Alberta has spent millions of dollars in attempts to recover critically endangered woodland caribou populations in the Little Smoky range, an area impacted by oil, gas, and forestry industries. Since the tax-funded wolf kill program began in 2005, over 1,200 wolves have been killed under the guise of “caribou protection.” The results? Wolves have been…

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Denali Wolves Need Your Voice

April 4, 2018

Wolves in Alaska are not protected under state or federal law. Thus, despite the fact that hunting and trapping are illegal within Denali National Park itself, wandering wolves are often vulnerable as soon as they slip across the park’s boundary. On March 30, 2018, Alaska officials issued an emergency order closing the wolf hunting and…

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A Win for Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves

April 2, 2018

Endangered Mexican gray wolves scored a big victory! A federal judge just rejected portions of an illegal rule that limited their population numbers, banned them from needed recovery habitat, and loosened the rules against killing the animals in the wild. “This ruling offers hope that the Mexican gray wolf can be pulled back from the…

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Move Over, Easter Bunny

April 1, 2018
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