Month: April 2020

Colorado Bans Wildlife Killing Contests

April 30, 2020

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to prohibit wildlife killing contests within the state. The measure specifically bans hunting contests targeting any furbearers — such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons and bobcats — as well as black-tailed, white-tailed and Gunnison’s prairie dogs, and Wyoming (Richardson’s) ground squirrels, effective June 30. Colorado now joins five…

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Meditation with Wolves

April 29, 2020

A five-minute mindful moment with Nikai. Everyone could use some peace of mind right now and meditation is helping many stay calm and grounded in these times of uncertainty.  But have you considered meditating with wolves? There’s something so calming about watching the wolves. Take Ambassador wolf Nikai in this Facebook livestream video. Beyond being…

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Wolf Birthdays Abound: Week of April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020

Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal, but for wolves it’s also the season of birthdays! Breeding season occurs in late winter so, with a gestation period of 63 days, pups are born in early spring. With 44 wolves currently living at the Wolf Conservation Center, spring means A LOT of birthdays! This week…

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Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2020

It’s the 50th Earth Day, an annual international event meant to raise awareness about the efforts to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future. This day underscores the ripple effect of each individual’s actions that benefit the environment to ensure a viable planet for generations to come. How will you celebrate?

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March Deals Blow to Recovery – 9 Mexican Gray Wolves Dead in Single Month

April 21, 2020

Deadly Month for Lobos The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Update  that five critically endangered Mexican gray wolves – three in New Mexico and two in Arizona – were found dead last month. In Arizona, wildlife officials found Mexican gray wolf f1792 (a.k.a. “Paprika”) and an uncollared male wolf…

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Washington Wolf Population Increases Despite Lethal “Management”

April 20, 2020

Washington state’s wolf numbers increased in 2019, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) annual wolf report released today. WDFW counted 145 wolves in the state, up from last year’s count of 126, despite killing 9 state-endangered wolves in 2019 for conflicts with livestock. Washington’s wolves were driven to extinction in the early…

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Wolf Birthdays Abound: Week of April 19, 2020

April 19, 2020

Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal, but for wolves it’s also the season of birthdays! Breeding season occurs in late winter so, with a gestation period of 63 days, pups are born in early spring. With 44 wolves currently living at the Wolf Conservation Center, spring means A LOT of birthdays! This week…

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Wolf Birthdays Abound: Week of April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Spring is the season of rebirth and renewal, but for wolves it’s also the season of birthdays! Breeding season occurs in late winter so, with a gestation period of 63 days, pups are born in early spring. With 44 wolves currently living at the Wolf Conservation Center, spring means A LOT of birthdays! This week…

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Move Over, Easter Bunny

April 12, 2020

Move over Easter Bunny, here comes Jack the red wolf! Boing! Boing! Boing! At 12 yrs old, Jack is the oldest of the Wolf Conservation Center’s 20 red wolves. Get to know the spunky fellow via live webcam. Webcam

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Two Critically Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead in Arizona

April 10, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have announced a reward of up to $37,000 for information regarding the deaths of two critically endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. Wildlife officials found the dead wolves in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest on March 22 and 23, 2020. If anyone saw a vehicle that…

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