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Month: October 2018

Endangered Red Wolves Saint Vincent Island Survive Hurricane Michael

October 16, 2018

No need to worry, Marley! The critically endangered red wolves on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge – a remote barrier island just offshore the Florida panhandle – were located on the island yesterday! That means that your great uncle, M1804 or Thicket, survived Hurricane Michael! Thicket was born at the Wolf Conservation Center in 2010…

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Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner Resigns After Criticism of Trophy Hunting Trip

October 15, 2018

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer resigned Monday after criticism of his African hunting trip! Blake Fischer, an Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner, came under fire after bragging about killing at least 14 animals while hunting in Africa, including a whole family of baboons – baby and all. Fischer received criticism from people all…

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Fish & Game Commissioner Under Fire After Bragging About Killing Family of Baboons in Africa

October 15, 2018

Blake Fischer, an Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner, is being criticized after bragging about killing at least 14 animals while hunting in Africa, including a whole family of baboons – baby and all. Does this seem like a person who should be in charge of wildlife? State Fish and Game Commissioners across the country have…

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Wolf Hunt Quota Set To Kill Twenty Percent of Alaska’s Rare Alexander Archipelago Wolves

October 13, 2018

Although only 225 rare Alexander Archipelago wolves remain on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska Department of Fish & Game and the U.S. Forest Service announced Friday that hunters will be allowed to hunt and trap 45 wolves on Prince of Wales and associated islands this fall and winter hunting season, and on federal lands no…

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Celebrate a Legend with Limited Edition Atka Apparel

October 12, 2018

Thank you all so much for your kindness following the passing of Ambassador Wolf Atka. While he leaves an enormous hole in our family, it is heartwarming to know that his spirit lives on in so many. Thousands of people from all over the world have reached out to us. You shared comforting words, heartfelt…

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Southeastern Coyotes: Hunter or Scavenger? New Study Finds Answer

October 11, 2018

Understanding prey selection by predators is a fundamental goal in ecology because it represents an essential ecological process influencing behavior, community structure, and ecosystem productivity. In a new paper published Wednesday in PLOS One, researchers explore how environmental factors like vegetation density, time of year, and home range size influence prey use by southeastern coyotes.…

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Endangered Red Wolf Born at the WCC in the Path of Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Communities along the Florida panhandle are bracing for the onslaught of Hurricane Michael, but what about the wildlife? Critically endangered red wolf M1804, aka Thicket, was born at the Wolf Conservation Center in 2010 and released in the wild in 2013 on St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge – a remote barrier island just offshore the…

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Red Wolf Pup Milestone

October 10, 2018

The nearly 6-month-old red wolf pups have gotten a lot bigger, and so have their teeth! Between 4 and 6 months of age, a wolf pup permanent adult teeth displace the smaller milk teeth. Adult wolves have 42 teeth. There are 20 teeth in the upper jaw (6 incisors, 2 canine, 8 premolars, and 4…

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Think of Wolves This Election Day

October 9, 2018

The midterm elections are on November 6. Voting is one of the most important things we can do to protect wolves, wildlife, and the environment. We can’t tell you who to vote for, but we encourage you to research your candidates’ positions and voting records on the issues that matter to you. Learn how current…

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For Wolves, Song is Social Glue

October 8, 2018

Although wolves use varied vocalizations to express themselves, their howl is the most famous. Howling helps keep family members (or pack-mates) together. Wolves can howl to locate other wolves, advertise the size of their pack or territory, to warn other family members of danger using a bark howl, and more. But do wolves ever just…

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