Month: February 2019

Ravens: The Wolf’s “Wingman”

February 27, 2019

Why do wolves tolerate ravens as dinner companions? Could it be that wolves and ravens are hunting partners who share the spoils? Research by Bernd Heinrich of the University of Vermont demonstrates that ravens and wolves are close collaborators. In fact, his research from Yellowstone Nation Park revealed that during the winter season ravens were…

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Cat Watches Wolves on Webcam

February 25, 2019

The Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) live webcams have been wildly popular among people – and cats – all around the world! The WCC 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…

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Wolf Is So Chill, He Howls On His Back

February 24, 2019

Why get up when you can howl lying down? If you want to watch Zephyr (featured), Alawa, or Nikai or the Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves or red wolves in live time, visit the WCC’s webcams here. If you see something cool, let us know!

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One of the Three Original Mexican Wolf Packs Released into the Wild is Gone

February 23, 2019

The Hawks Nest pack, one of the original three families of lobos released into the wild, is gone. The Hawks Nest pack was established in 1998, when the original alpha male and his mate were among the first eleven lobos released from captivity. Throughout the years they’ve experienced glorious triumphs, always working together as a cohesive family unit to perform valuable…

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Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Engage in Copulatory Tie

February 21, 2019

It’s an exciting time for wolves — it’s the season of romance! Hormones are racing and yesterday afternoon we witnessed Mexican gray wolves Trumpet (F1505) and Lighthawk (M1564) engage in a copulatory tie via webcam! The Species Survival Plan (SSP) management group for the Mexican gray wolf determines which wolves should be bred each year by using software developed for…

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Mexican Wolf Newborns Alone to Receive “Call of the Wild” According to USFWS Proposal

February 18, 2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has a responsibility under federal law to facilitate recovery of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and captive-to-wild releases are a central part of that effort. The wild Mexican gray wolf population in the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA) in New Mexico and Arizona currently faces a…

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Red Wolf Pups Nuzzle and Kiss

February 16, 2019

This 10-month-old red wolf pup’s grooming efforts are gestures of intimacy – they reaffirm the unique emotional bonds that shape the foundation of the family. Join the family now via live webcam. Webcam Webcam .

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Coyote sightings surge, but wildlife expert says there’s room for all

February 15, 2019

At the tail end of a storm that has left our local roads sheeted with ice, it is difficult to imagine that spring is, proverbially, just around the corner. Yet the wildlife in the area is wise to this fact and they are quietly, or not so quietly, preparing. It is mating season for coyotes.…

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Love is in the air for the Red Wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center

February 14, 2019

Love is in the air for the Red Wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in Salem, New York. Regan Downey, the Director of Education at the WCC explains how wolves show signs of affection with their partners, in remarkably human ways.

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Trapped and Killed on Federal Land

February 12, 2019

According to Defenders of Wildlife, four critically endangered Mexican gray wolves were caught in traps on national forest land in southwestern New Mexico over the last two months. “One wolf, a female — possibly a mom — died after she was removed from the trap. Another, a young male, had his leg so severely injured it…

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