Month: May 2019

Mother’s Day Surprise – Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Born at the Wolf Conservation Center

May 12, 2019

Elusive. Endangered. Extremely Cute. Rare Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Born at the WCC! Mother’s day came early for Mexican gray wolf Trumpet! On April 26, the mother of three gave birth to her second litter! Beyond being adorable, the pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save a species on…

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Teeny Tiniest Wolf We’ve Ever Known Turns One!

May 8, 2019

Happy first birthday to the teeny tiniest wolf we’ve ever known! Born on May 8, 2018 to Mexican gray wolves Rosa and Alléno, Craighead and his eight siblings (who were all named for fabulous female conservationists ) quickly stole the hearts of wolf supporters worldwide with their spunky personalities – and drastic size differences! As…

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Oregon Bans M-44 “Cyanide Bombs”

May 7, 2019

Victory for wildlife – Oregon has banned the use of M-44s, also known as “cyanide bombs”! Huge thanks to Predator Defense, Oregon Wild, and Audubon Society of Portland for their tireless work on this issue. On May 6, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 580 to ban sodium cyanide devices used for predator control statewide, thus preventing the deaths of…

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The Perils of Rodenticide

May 2, 2019

Last month, radio-collared mountain lion P-47 was discovered dead in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area with his likely cause of death being exposure to rat poison. A necropsy revealed that the three-year-old lion had evidence of six difference anticoagulants in his system, and had internal bleeding in his head and lungs. Though rodenticides…

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