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Month: July 2018

Federal Plan Poised to Allow Landowners to Kill Endangered Red Wolves

July 30, 2018

Today is the last day to submit your comment! On June 28, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it’s proposal that could result with the extinction of the last wild red wolves. Today, fewer than 30 wolves remain in the wild. Beyond reducing the red wolf recovery area by nearly 90% and limiting…

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California’s Lassen Pack Welcomes Pups

July 29, 2018

California’s only known existing wolf family, the Lassen Pack, has given birth to pups! The five pups join their mother, father, and approximately three older siblings born in 2017, increasing the family’s size to at least 10 wolves according to Kent Laudon and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Congratulations, Lassen Pack! May you…

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Happiness for a wolf pup is getting belly rubs from Dad

July 28, 2018

Jack’s (red wolf M1606) grooming efforts are gestures of intimacy. Plus someone has to keep those adorable and messy pups clean! Beyond being cute (and messy), this critically endangered pup represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) active participation in an effort to save a species from extinction. While the WCC has been a vocal and…

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Economic Value of Protecting Endangered Species

July 26, 2018

The Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973 because Americans believed that protecting our wildlife was an obligation to future generations, our nation’s environmental health, our fellow creatures, and the heart of the American way of life. It included wildlife ranges and habitats irrespective of political boundaries because these habitats, which are vital to species…

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Teeny Tiny Wolf Pup Gets a Bath

July 25, 2018

Happiness is getting some one-on-one time with Mom. When Mexican gray wolf Rosa (F1143) licks and nibbles her tiny son (the adorable runt of her litter of nine), 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…

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PUPDATE: The Red Wolf Pups are All Ears!

July 24, 2018

At twelve weeks old, the red wolf pups are all ears! Sure, big ears help you hear better, and they’re super cute, but as red wolves who are well adapted to the hot, humid climate of the southeastern United States know, big ears are also a great way of dissipating excess body heat. The pups’…

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Endangered Wolf Pups Snuggle With Mom

July 23, 2018

Your moment of critically endangered cuteness. The teeny tiny 10-week-old Mexican gray wolf pups are smaller than the rest, but the snuggly siblings might be Mom’s favorites. At just around 5 pounds, the brother and sister are half the size of most of their 7 other siblings but are otherwise healthy and thriving. Follow the…

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Red Wolf Webinar With Joseph Hinton, Ph.D

July 22, 2018

Conservation of carnivore populations is fraught with political, social, and ecological problems. This is particularly true for red wolf recovery, in which red wolf survival and hybridization with coyotes are difficult to tackle because they are sensitive to anthropogenic factors, specifically the effects of human-caused mortality. In an effort to broaden awareness and understanding for…

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Study Finds Endangered Species Act Supported by Most Americans

July 21, 2018

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed in 1973 because Americans believed that protecting our wildlife was an obligation to future generations, our nation’s environmental health, our fellow creatures, and the heart of the American way of life. It included wildlife ranges and habitats irrespective of political boundaries because these habitats, which are vital to…

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Soulful Howl of Rare Mexican Gray Wolf

July 20, 2018

Beyond having an incredible voice, Mexican gray wolf Diego (aka M1059) represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in an effort to save a species on the brink of extinction. The Mexican gray wolf or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals…

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