Month: November 2018

Although Fewer than 30 Wild Red Wolves Remain, USFWS Opts to Delay Recovery Efforts

November 29, 2018

With just 24 critically endangered red wolves remaining in the wild, the red wolf is already dangerously close to extinction. We’re facing an irrevocable loss and it’s happening quickly right under our noses. Yet earlier today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision to delay any action: “In light of a federal court…

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Yellowstone Wolf 926F Killed For Trophy

November 28, 2018

926F by Spencer Wilhelm in 2013 Officials have confirmed that Yellowstone wolf 926F of the Lamar Canyon Pack, known to some as “Spitfire”, was killed for trophy less than five miles from the northeast entrance to the park. She was the daughter of legendary she-wolf 06. The importance of a keystone predator such as the…

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You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!

November 28, 2018

You did it! Yesterday, the Wolf Conservation Center invited you to be a part of Giving Tuesday and you heard our howls! Over 800 supporters helped the WCC meet our matching grant of $30,000! We are humbled by your support and incredibly grateful for having friends like you. Thanks again for your encouragement and your…

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Your Donation For Wolves Will Be Matched!

November 27, 2018

Seeing double? That’s because it’s Giving Tuesday – the day gifts to the wolves have DOUBLE the impact! Please Donate Today! All donations received TODAY ONLY (including checks dated November 27) will be matched up to $30,000, thanks to an anonymous pledge from a friend to the wolves!

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Tomorrow Only – Your Donation Will Be Matched

November 26, 2018

All gifts received TOMORROW (including checks dated November 27) will be matched up to a total of $30,000, thanks to an anonymous pledge from a very generous friend! Mark your calendar to give greater for wolves tomorrow on Giving Tuesday! Your Support is Critical.Wolves continue to be subjected to aggressive hunting and trapping in states…

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Gifts that Give Back to the Wolves

November 23, 2018

This holiday season, consider giving a gift that gives back to the wolves! Find wonderfully wild items for people of all ages in the Wolf Conservation Center online store, like these beautiful knitted hats made with Predator Friendly Wool! The wool comes from sheep raised by farmers who do not kill native predators on their…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2018

Amazing Facts About Turkeys! Did you know that turkeys are known to exhibit over 20 distinct vocalizations? A distinctive gobble, produced by males, can be heard a mile away! Just like us and wolves, individual turkeys have unique voices. This is how turkeys recognize each other. Lots of wild turkeys call the Wolf Conservation Center…

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Chew On This

November 21, 2018

Wolves don’t feast on Thanksgiving, they feast whenever they can! Prey isn’t always abundant for wolves, so they’ve developed a metabolism that helps them store fat and energy for long periods while prey is scarce. When food is available, they eat as much as they can – gorging animals, like wolves, can eat great amounts…

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Howls

November 18, 2018

Meet Mexican gray wolf F1345, a.k.a. Magdalena. Magdalena arrived at the Wolf Conservation Center from the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL in November of 2016. She lives on exhibit with Mexican gray wolf M1059 (“Diego”). The dark beauty was born on May 29, 2015, and is the older sister to two wolves who received the…

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Strip Federal Protections for Gray Wolves Nationwide

November 16, 2018

Science, not Congress, should be the decision-maker when it comes to endangered and threatened species. Yet the U.S. House just passed H.R. 6784 – a bill seeking to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 with the exception of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf. In addition to…

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