Month: November 2019

Black Wolf Friday

November 29, 2019

Gifts that Give Back to the Wolves Share your love for wolves this holiday season! Find wonderfully wild items for people of all ages in the Wolf Conservation Center online store. Are you looking for the perfect gift for the wolf enthusiast in your life? Symbolically adopt one of the 50 wolves in our care…

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Thank You, Wolves

November 28, 2019

On this Thanksgiving day, we give our thanks to wolves – may they remind us of the most important things in life. Thank you to Zephyr, Alawa, and Nikai, the WCC’s ambassador wolves who serve as teachers and representatives – through them, a global audience learns about and appreciates their wild kin.  Thank you to…

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Wild Wolf Pup Dragging Leghold Trap in Gila

November 27, 2019

Another pup is undergoing treatment as private trapping continues to take a toll on endangered species and public lands For immediate release – November 27, 2019 Media Contacts: Chris Smith, WildEarth Guardians (505) 795-2895 Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center (914) 763-2373 Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project (520) 623-1878 Mary Katherine Ray, Rio Grande Chapter of…

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Rare Red Wolf Takes on Critical Role in Red Wolf Recovery

November 26, 2019

Adventure awaits critically endangered red wolf Moose, Jr.!  Today, the four year old wolf (also known as “MJ” or M2119) bid farewell to his brother Tyke and to the WCC – the only home he’s ever known – and journeyed to the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island. Although the parting was bittersweet, it’s an…

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N.C. Governor Urges USFWS to Save Nation’s Last Red Wolves from Extinction

November 25, 2019

Only fourteen red wolves are left in the wild. Today, in letters obtained by Defenders of Wildlife, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources urged U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to immediately “take action to increase the existing wild red wolf population”. This isn’t the governor’s first…

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Himalayan Wolves: Evolutionarily Unique and Adapted to World’s Tallest Mountain Range

November 24, 2019

The Himalayan wolf is an evolutionarily distinct wolf lineage found in the high-altitude habitats of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau in Asia. This wolf lineage has been largely overlooked until recently by science and conservation. But we are now learning based on the wide evidence that they deserve taxonomic recognition and require conservation action. In…

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Our Wine and Wolves Online Auction is LIVE!

November 21, 2019

This year’s online auction features just a few of the incredible items available via silent bid at Wine and Wolves, including original paw prints from critically endangered wolves, a beautiful watercolor painting of ambassador wolf Nikai by Melissa Fischer, and more! The online auction will run until 5:00 P.M. on December 3rd. All online items…

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Stunning Wolf Family Strikes a Pose

November 20, 2019

The strength of the wolf is family! Wolves are highly social animals that live in well-organized family units called packs (often referred to as “family groups”). Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of benefits – it facilitates successful hunting, pup-rearing, defending pack territory, and more. This Mexican gray wolf family is eleven members strong…

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Mexican Gray Wolf Pupdate – Growth Spurt

November 18, 2019

When it comes to wolves, it’s all about family.  At about six and a half months of age, Mexican gray wolf pups have undergone dramatic growth and have disproportionately large paws and heads. Their eyes have changed from blue to striking yellow-gold, and their winter fur and adult guard hairs are apparent. Although they’re not…

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Rep. Nita Lowey Introduces Bill to Protect Wildlife from Cruel Trapping

November 16, 2019

November 15, 2019 –  House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowry (NY) has reintroduced a federal bill, the “Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act” which seeks to end the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Refuge From Cruel Trapping Act would prohibit the use of body-gripping traps in the National Wildlife Refuge System.…

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