Month: January 2019

Busy Season Ahead – Prepping For Endangered Wolf Pups

January 30, 2019

The Wolf Conservation Center participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for two critically endangered wolf species, the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the red wolf (Canis rufus). The Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf are among the rarest mammals in North America; both species were at one time extinct in the…

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A Wolf’s Nose Knows Bounds

January 28, 2019

Wolf families (or packs) maintain territories in which they hunt and live. Members of the pack take their territory very seriously – they’ll aggressively defend it from all non-pack members. Without using geographical markers, as we do, how do wolves know where their territory begins and ends? Wolves will communicate the boundaries of their territory…

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Endangered Plant Garden Named in Honor of Ambassador Wolf Atka

January 26, 2019

The Wolf Conservation Center, in partnership with Sacred Warrior, is proud to announce the creation of an endangered species and medicinal plant garden at the WCC. The garden, named “Atka’s Garden: Sacred Warrior & Wolf Conservation Center Sanctuary,” has been granted botanical sanctuary status by United Plant Savers.  Many wild plant species face the same misunderstandings and threats as…

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Federally Protected Wolf Mistaken for Coyote and Killed in South Dakota

January 24, 2019

A hunter mistakenly killed a gray wolf in South Dakota, claiming he believed it was the “biggest coyote he had ever seen.” This tragedy points up a problem that concerned citizens have been warning against for years: the possibility that wolves will be shot by hunters who mistake them for coyotes. South Dakota Game, Fish,…

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Peace is always beautiful. Wolves are too.

January 23, 2019

Meet Alawa and Nikai! Beyond being beautiful, they’re powerful players in the fight to preserve wolves’ rightful place in the environment. As Ambassador wolves, Alawa, Nikai, and their brother, Zephyr, help people realize that, contrary to popular belief, wolves aren’t vicious, scary creatures; they’re simply wild animals that are misunderstood and play important roles in…

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Keep Howling

January 21, 2019

Today we remember the extraordinary Martin Luther King Jr, who was born on January 15 in 1929.

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Sunday’s Programs at the Wolf Conservation Center Cancelled Due to Weather

January 19, 2019

Due to the impending weather forecast, all of Sunday’s education programs have been canceled at the Wolf Conservation Center. We apologize for any problems this might create! For those who were registered to attend one of these programs, please reach out by emailing [email protected] or calling the WCC at 914-763-2373, and WCC staff will happily…

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To Understand How Earliest Predators Hunted, Scientists Look at Ears

January 17, 2019

Have you heard? The size and structure of a species’ inner ear are correlated to its hunting techniques! As faster species evolved, their inner ears grew in size. Larger inner ears help cheetahs, lions and wolves keep their head stable while moving at high speeds. By analyzing the makeup of the three bony canals, researchers…

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To Understand How Earliest Predators Hunted, Scientists Look at Ears

January 17, 2019

Have you heard? The size and structure of a species’ inner ear are correlated to its hunting techniques! As faster species evolved, their inner ears grew in size. Larger inner ears help cheetahs, lions and wolves keep their head stable while moving at high speeds. By analyzing the makeup of the three bony canals, researchers…

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead – At Least 18 Mortalities in 2018

January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019 — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update that a critically endangered Mexican gray wolf – yearling m1661 of the Saffel Pack – was found dead in Arizona in December 2018. “The incident is under investigation.” The status of the Mexican gray wolf…

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