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Month: August 2019

Washington State Wildlife Officials Order Killing of Entire Wolf Family to Protect Cows

August 10, 2019

On Friday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Kelly Susewind issued a lethal removal order for the two remaining wolves of the Togo wolf family in response to depredation of cattle on grazing lands in the Kettle River range of Ferry County. Thus, in accordance with the agency’s controversial Wolf Plan and 2017 wolf-livestock interaction protocol,…

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Imminent Hunting Season Threatens Denali Wolves

August 8, 2019

Wolves are always elusive, but results from a new survey in Denali National Park show that sightings have become significantly rarer in recent years, even close to nonexistent. Denali tour bus drivers who conducted the survey between April and July saw wolves just fifteen times over the seventy-five day period. Wolves in Alaska are not…

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Wolf Pup Ambush

August 7, 2019

Playtime helps wolf pups develop skills they’ll require as adults. But is this playful Mexican gray wolf pup practicing the right kind of skills? To catch and surprise his littermate, the cunning 3-month-old is relying on his stealth and camouflage. Soon the pup will learn that contrary to ambush predators who rely on the element…

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