Month: January 2020

World’s Laziest Wolf Won’t Bother to Get Up to Howl. Learn Why.

January 11, 2020

Wolves are built to withstand extremely cold temperatures, but unseasonably warm weather during the winter months can be a challenge. Wolves (like dogs) will stay cool by panting to evaporate heat and moisture off their tongue. Panting is especially effective for wolves. A wolf’s elongated muzzle and the shape of the inner nose ensure optimal…

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White House to Overhaul the National Environmental Policy Act

January 10, 2020

…the 1970’s absolutely must be the years when America pays its debt to the past by reclaiming the purity of its air, its waters, and our living environment. It is literally now or never. ~ President Nixon’s Signing Statement for the National Environmental Policy Act, January 1, 1970 Considered the nation’s oldest environmental law, the…

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The Colorado Wild is Calling, and Wolves are Heeding the Call

January 9, 2020

Although Colorado has not been home for wolves since they were exterminated by federally-funded bounties in the 1940s, a small number of lone wolves have wandered into the state over the past two decades. Single wolves were confirmed in 2004, 2009, 2015, and 2019. Despite their federal protection, these lone travelers are vulnerable without a…

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Saving a Species – Recovering the Worlds Most Endangered Wolves

January 8, 2020

Special Event at the Explorers Club on January 13, 2019! No other North American mammal inspires such a wide range of human emotions as the wolf. Feared and admired, cursed and revered, wolves are the stuff of legends and a symbol of America’s vanishing wilderness. Their reputation is larger than life; their role in the…

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Feds Transfer Red Wolf to Recovery Area in North Carolina

January 7, 2020

On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the transfer of a critically endangered red wolf from St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, an island propagation site off the coast of Florida, to North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The transfer is intended to increase the wild red wolf population and provide breeding…

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Cute and Curious Wolves of the Arctic

January 6, 2020

Wild Arctic gray wolves (Canis lupus arctos) live primarily in the Arctic, the region located above 67° north latitude. These fascinating creatures are designed by the pressures of nature and are well adapted to survive on the icy landscape. Arctic wolves can be especially curious around people, much more so than their wild counterparts in…

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Wolves say, “Hello! I love You! You too! You as well!”

January 5, 2020

Family bonding is essential for coordinated and collaborative group living and is regularly expressed via body language. Wolf greeting behavior involves tail-wagging, muzzle licking and tail tucking – gestures of intimacy and enthusiasm that reaffirm the unique emotional bonds that shape the foundation of the family. For wolves, it’s all about family. Meet the fifty…

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Critically Endangered Lobo Named in Honor of Child Wolf Advocate

January 3, 2020

Born at the Wolf Conservation Center in April 2019 to parents Trumpet and Lighthawk, Mexican gray wolf Nicholas (m1971) embodies everything wolves are – he’s strong, devoted to his family, and quite courageous. We like to think he received these traits from his namesake. Mexican wolf Nicholas was named in honor of Nick, a passionate wolf supporter…

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New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2020

Wolves are caring. Wolves are cooperative. Wolves show compassion. Be like a wolf.  Our New Year’s resolution: To show as much love and kindness towards others as these red wolves show one another. After all, when it comes to wolves it’s all about family. Beyond being super sweet, these wolf’s kisses and grooming efforts are…

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