Month: May 2019

Raising Pups is a Family Affair

May 30, 2019

Everyone wants quality time with Mom. Wolf families usually consist of the breeding pair and their offspring of varying ages. This critically endangered Mexican gray wolf family is made up of parents (Trumpet and Lighthawk), three yearlings born in 2018 (Babs, Joe Darling, and Kral), and four pups born one month ago. A wonderful, multi-generational…

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End Cruel Wildlife – Killing Contests in New York!

May 28, 2019

Four months. That’s how much time this mother has left to raise her pups before the coyote hunting season begins in New York. It’s open season on coyotes October 1 – March 29. It’s also the period of time when New York allows cruel coyote-killing competitions where contestants compete to shoot the most or biggest…

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Fewer than 30 Red Wolves Remain, What Happens Now

May 27, 2019

Last spring, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) celebrated the birth of ten critically endangered red wolf pups. Every one of them adorable, and all valuable contributions to the recovery of their rare and at-risk species. But they were born into a world that currently has only one place for them in the wild – North…

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Wild Salute

May 27, 2019

Today on Memorial Day, we remember, thank, and honor all of the men, women, and military working dogs who lost their lives in service to our country.

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Wildly Romantic Proposal Symbolizes Love and Loyalty

May 25, 2019

Throw your engagement to the wolves! On April 27, the Wolf Conservation Center staff and wolves helped facilitate a marriage proposal between two staunch wolf supporters during one of the Center’s popular “Sleeping with Wolves” overnight adventures. With support from Ambassador wolf Zephyr, who graced the newly-engaged couple with a howl immediately following the proposal,…

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PUPDATE: Mexican Wolf Pups’ First Meaty Mouthfuls

May 21, 2019

The almost four-week-old Mexican gray wolf pups are eating solid food! At 25 days old, the gradual process of weaning has begun. The pups’ menu has expanded to include small pieces of deer meat regurgitated by their parents and older siblings. In between napping and eating, the pups are romping, playing, biting, and tackling one…

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Endangered Wolf Pups Snuggle on Big Sister’s Back

May 18, 2019

Raising pups is a family affair; it is natural for all the wolves to pitch in. With parents Trumpet and Lighhawk, the four three-week-olds born on April 26, and the three yearlings (Babs, Kral, and Jow Darling) born in 2018, Wolf Conservation Center webcam viewers have an opportunity to study the complex social structure of…

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Remembering Atka on his Birthday

May 17, 2019

Today is Endangered Species Day – a day offering opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Today is also Atka’s birthday. He would have been 17 years old. Although we miss Atka very much, his larger-than-life influence…

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Mexican Gray Wolf Pup Born at Wolf Conservation Center Released to the Wild

May 15, 2019

One small step for an endangered pup, one giant leap for Mexican gray wolves. SOUTH SALEM, NY (May 15, 2018) – Mother’s Day came early for a critically endangered Mexican gray wolf living at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to wolf conservation. On April 26, Mexican gray wolf F1505 (affectionately named…

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PUPDATE: Two-week-old Mexican Wolf Pups Grow Bolder

May 15, 2019

The Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolf pups born on April 26 are almost three weeks old! This is a significant milestone for the pocket-size predators. Born blind and deaf with their eyes and ears closed, wolf pups rely solely on their sense of smell and the feel of their surroundings to navigate…

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