Month: May 2018

Sixteen Poignant Moments from Atka’s Legendary Career!

May 17, 2018

In honor of Ambassador wolf Atka’s 16th birthday, we reflect upon 16 poignant moments from his legendary career! Thank you, Atka, for allowing the world to form lasting connections with not only you but your wild kin as well!

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Ambassador Wolf Milestone – It’s Atka’s Sweet 16

May 17, 2018

License to Thrill (and Educate)! Today Ambassador Wolf Atka turns 16 years old! The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people throughout his storied career. Although Atka retired from his career as a traveling Ambassador a couple of years ago, he continues to interact…

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Pupdate: Rare Red Wolves Grow Bolder

May 15, 2018

The Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolf pups are almost four weeks old! This is a significant milestone for the pocket size predators. With their eyes wide open now, the pups have expanded their range as they can wander out of the den. Their menu has expanded as well to include small pieces of…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2018

Wishing Mexican gray wolf F1505 (a.k.a. Trumpet) and all the mothers out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY) Stands for Wolves

May 13, 2018

PHOTO: Rep. Nita Lowey, with (from the left) Wolf Conservation Center Executive Director Maggie Howell, WCC Founder Helene Grimaud, WCC Education Director Regan Downey, Mr. Stephen Lowey, and Richard Melnikoff HOWLS of THANKS to Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY), a leading Congressional proponent of wildlife and environmental protection, for her unwavering commitment to defend and preserve…

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For Wolves, Bath Time Helps Strengthen Family Bonds

May 11, 2018

When a mother wolf licks and nibbles her pups, not only is she keeping her kiddo’s fur clean and free of debris, her grooming efforts are gestures of intimacy that reaffirm the unique emotional bonds that shape the foundation of the family.  Because when it comes to wolves, it’s all about family.

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Areas With Most Predator Activity Have Fewer Ticks

May 10, 2018

Areas with the most predator activity have far fewer ticks and far fewer ticks infected with Lyme Disease. Another reason to root for predators! Mice are highly efficient transmitters of Lyme. They infect up to 95 percent of ticks that feed on them. Mice are responsible for infecting the majority of ticks carrying Lyme in…

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New Season Calls For Wild Hair Days for Wolves

May 8, 2018

Flowers are blooming, the trees are green, and birds are chirping – all great signs pointing to the arrival of a new season! Although the official start to summer relies upon a date on the calendar, wolves rely on subtle cues from Mother Nature to begin preparations for the summer months. Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa,…

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Helping Endangered Species, One Painting at a Time

May 7, 2018

Wolf Conservation Center supporter Bria Neff was selected one of South Dakota’s top two youth volunteers of 2018! The conservation-minded kiddo of Faces Of The Endangered was honored in the nation’s capital last week for her outstanding volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The dedicated fifth-grader has…

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Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Snuggles with her 5-day-old Pup

May 6, 2018

On April 30, first-time parents F1505 (affectionately nicknamed Trumpet) and M1564 (Lighthawk) welcomed three adorable pups! Beyond being cute, these pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center‘s active participation in the effort to save a species from extinction. There are only 114 wild Mexican gray wolves living in the United States, so every new arrival represents…

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