Month: September 2018

Playtime is Essential for Wolves

September 17, 2018

For wolves, playtime isn’t only fun, it strengthens family bonds and reaffirms social status within the pack. Research shows wolf pups are more likely to play on equal terms with wolves of similar age. The authors propose that such behavior may act to reinforce the dominant adult and subordinate puppy hierarchy established outside of play,…

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Red Wolf’s Lazy Sunday

September 16, 2018
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Seeks to Abandon Federal Wildlife Protections

September 14, 2018

In a blow to endangered species recovery, Secretary Zinke wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to decrease federal protections for wildlife and align these measures with less-restrictive state practices – essentially dismantling the federal Endangered Species Act. What does this mean for critically endangered animals like red wolves and Mexican gray wolves? Less…

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You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!

September 13, 2018

Yesterday the Wolf Conservation Center invited you to be a part of Red Wolf Week and you heard our howls! Nearly 400 supporters helped the WCC raise over $25,000 yesterday to meet the $20,000 matching grant provided by Vegan Capital! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for having friends like you. Thanks…

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Washington State to Kill Two Wolves to Protect Cows on Federal Land

September 12, 2018

  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind has issued a kill order for two wolves from a new pack that has preyed on cattle on federal grazing lands in Ferry County. The wolves, members of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) pack, have preyed on livestock that were grazing on public lands…

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Your Donation for the Red Wolf Will Be Matched – Today Only

September 12, 2018

Thirty-one years ago this week, 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! In honor of this significant milestone for the red wolf and wildlife conservation, Vegan Capital is providing a matching grant up to $20,000 for all…

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Never Forgotten

September 11, 2018

 Please take a moment to remember those lost and affected on 9/11 and those who are still suffering. Of the 10,000 responders at Ground Zero, 300 were dogs. The Dog Files tells their story.  Dog Files Ep.11: Hero Dogs of 9/11 from GP Creative on Vimeo.

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Hurricane Florence Headed Toward Only Home for Wild Red Wolves

September 10, 2018

Along North Carolina’s coast, officials have issued a mandatory evacuation, including in Dare County – the home for the last wild red wolves. Fewer than 30 wolves remain. While we send positive thoughts to all the people, pets and red wolves in the path of the hurricane, we’re thinking of all the wildlife and wondering…

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Red Wolf Recovery Milestone – 31 Years Wild

September 10, 2018

Thirty-one years ago this week, 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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Does Collaboration and Coexistence Require Killing State-Endangered Wolves?

September 8, 2018

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently killed an injured wolf, leaving behind his mate and pups, because the family had preyed upon cattle grazing on public lands. The killing sparked outrage across the United States, but it’s not a new practice; Washington has frequently issued the lethal removal of wolves in an effort…

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