Month: October 2018

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2018
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Celebrate Wolves All Year Long!

October 30, 2018

What’s better than a 12-month calendar featuring the beautiful wolves who call the Wolf Conservation Center home? FOUR unique calendars featuring ambassador wolves Alawa, Nikai, Zephyr, or Atka on the cover! With different calendar month photos too, each calendar provides an incredible yearlong, up-close experience with your favorite ambassadors, Mexican gray wolves, and red wolves…

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After Killing Mom, Pup from Helicopter, Officials Seek to Kill Entire Wolf Family

October 28, 2018

WDFW killed the mother and pup last month. Today, the last surviving pack members are in the crosshairs, the father and pup. On Friday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced its plans to kill the last remaining two wolves from a wolf family that has repeatedly preyed on cattle. So, as you read…

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Endangered Mexican Wolf Pups Named for Female Conservationists!

October 26, 2018

From left: Craighead, Hélène, and Diane In May 2018, Mexican gray wolf F1143 (Rosa) made a crucial contribution to the survival of her rare species when she quietly gave birth to a litter of nine pups. Over the last few months, we’ve watched these pups blossom into curious, spunky individuals, each with their own unique…

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Is the Mexican Gray Wolf North America’s Original Wolf?

October 24, 2018

The Pleistocene epoch (a.k.a. the “Ice Age”) lasted from about 2,600,000 to 12,000 years ago. During the Pleistocene epoch, the Bering Land Bridge was episodically open to connect Alaska and Siberia. Serving as a corridor, the Bering Land Bridge provided an opportunity for different species including, mammoths, bison, muskoxen, caribou, lions, brown bears, and wolves…

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Meet Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Babs, Kral, and Joe Darling!

October 23, 2018

Pups make everything better, right? Volunteers make everything better too! The Wolf Conservation Center is extremely fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers; individuals who donate their time and energy to assist with the mission of the WCC. Like the critically endangered Mexican gray wolves who reside at the WCC, these volunteers represent the WCC’s work…

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Red Wolf Pup Naming Contest for Kids

October 22, 2018

In honor of Wolf Awareness Week, the Wolf Conservation Center is holding a Red Wolf Pup Naming Contest for m2234! Born to parents F2121 (Charlotte) and M1606 (Jack) on April 19, 2018, red wolf m2234 currently resides at the WCC with his family (parents and siblings Marley, Ben, and Deven). m2234 has yet to receive…

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National Wolf Awareness Week Begins Today

October 21, 2018

Wolf Awareness Week begins on today! Wolves have long been shrouded by myth and superstition, so this week provides an opportunity to open the door to understanding the importance and plight of the keystone species. It’s a time to recognize wolves as an ESSENTIAL part of our natural landscapes and to engage others to become…

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Research Reveals Relationship Between Wolf’s Coat Color and Health

October 18, 2018

Gray wolves have a variety of outer coat colors (gray, white, black, tan, etc.) but new research is revealing that, at least for wolves in Yellowstone National Park, coat color has a surprising link to overall health. Wolves with black coats had higher survival rates when exposed to canine distemper than did wolves with gray coats,…

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Conservation Groups Argue that USFWS’s Imminent Red Wolf ‘Extinction” Plan Violates Federal Law

October 17, 2018

In an active and ongoing case, a coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its failure to adhere to the agency’s responsibilities as required by federal law to provide for the long-term recovery of the red wolf. With fewer than 30 red wolves remaining in the wild, the…

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