Month: March 2020

Generous Donation Provides Food for Endangered Wolves

March 31, 2020

A wonderful moment of community kindness – Down East Seafood generously donated over 500 lbs of fish to the Wolf Conservation Center! In these challenging times, neighborly support is essential and we’re grateful to have generous friends. Fish serves two purposes – it’s a protein-packed food source for the WCC’s 44 wolves, but it’s also stinky enrichment. Unique,…

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Wild Anniversary for the Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf

March 29, 2020

22 years ago today, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves (“lobos”) were released to the wild for the first time in Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest.…

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Celebrate LoboWeek With Fun Giveaways

March 25, 2020

Thank you for continuing to celebrate #LoboWeek with the Wolf Conservation Center! We’ve chosen to howl our thanks by providing supporters with a free ringtone of Mexican gray wolf Magdalena’s howl, and the chance to win a free 20″ x 16″ canvas print of a Mexican gray wolf. Magdalena is a former resident of the WCC, where she…

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We Have A Lot To Learn From Wolves

March 23, 2020

When it comes to teamwork, we can learn a lot from animals — specifically, wolves. For wolves, every day is about survival. Wolves rely on each other to function, thrive, and survive. As highly social animals, wolves live in structured family units called packs. Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of benefits. Teamwork facilitates…

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LoboWeek – Celebrating the Mexican Gray Wolf’s Wild Milestone

March 22, 2020

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the Mexican gray wolf’s (“Lobo”) return to the wild! Missing from the landscape for more than 30 years, the howl of the rarest and most unique subspecies of gray wolf was once again greeted by the mountains of the southwest. Celebrate this exciting milestone for Lobos and wildlife…

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More Wolves Searching for Mates

March 18, 2020

Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club, 602-999-5790, sandy.bahr@sierraclub.orgKelly Burke, Wild Arizona, 928-606-7870, kelly@wildarizona.orgGreta Anderson, Western Watershed Project, 520-623-1878, greta@westernwatersheds.orgMaggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, 914-763-2373 x200, maggie@nywolf.orgEmily Renn, Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project, (928) 202-1325, More Wolves Searching for Mates The annual Mexican gray wolf population count revealed the steady increase in numbers continues, but what does…

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Idaho Kills 17 Wolves on Public Lands to Boost Elk Numbers for Human Hunters

March 16, 2020

Although Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) primarily “manages” wolf populations using hunters and trappers, the agency also authorizes its “control actions” in areas where regulated killing is deemed as an insufficient tool to meet “management” goals. Idaho’s Lolo Elk Management Zone is in a remote area of the Clearwater National Forest. It’s a steep and rugged…

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Wolf Conservation Center Offering Free Distance Learning Programs to Schools Nationwide

March 16, 2020

Attention Teachers: We’re Offering Free Distance Learning Programs As governments and school districts across the country are making the difficult decision to close schools to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) aims to do its part to help mitigate the impact of the virus on our schoolchildren. To…

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Trying to Maintain Strong Bonds from a Distance? Learn from Wolves.

March 15, 2020

Wolves have been communicating through a variety of non-physical tactics for centuries, proving that when it comes to social distancing they’re the true experts. Wolf Communication Methods Howls. Arguably the most well-known method of wolf communication, howls allow wolves to convey information while several miles apart. A howl’s low pitch and long duration is well…

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Wolf Conservation Center Temporarily Closes to Slow COVID-19 Spread

March 13, 2020

The Wolf Conservation Center is temporarily closing to the public effective March 12 – May 31 as a measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We thank you for your understanding as we all look out for our wolves, each other, and our community in Westchester County, NY. We hope you will take this opportunity to…

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