Month: November 2020

New Study Reveals Impact of Diet on Captive Red Wolf Gut Biome

November 28, 2020

Got deer? The red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center certainly do, and their gut biomes say “thank you!” A new study by Bragg et al., published in Frontiers in Microbiology, indicates that diet has an impact on the gut microbiome of red wolves. Researchers analyzed stool samples of captive red wolves (including red wolf…

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It’s Black Wolf Friday

November 27, 2020

Share your love for wolves this holiday season! Find wonderfully wild items for people of all ages in the Wolf Conservation Center online store and unique online auction! All proceeds help support the WCC’s work to protect and preserve wolf populations in North America. Support Wolves With A Bid! Our Online Auction Opens Now! Treat…

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Thank You, Wolves

November 26, 2020

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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To Save Wildlife from a 100% Fatal Disease – Look to Wolves

November 24, 2020

Long before COVID-19 emerged, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts alike had been worried about an epidemic that threatens some of our most iconic wildlife species. We’re talking about chronic wasting disease (CWD) – – an ultra-lethal degenerative neurological illness similar to mad cow disease among elk, deer, and moose that is invading ecosystems across the American landscape. According…

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Move over, ugly Christmas sweater…

November 19, 2020

We’re throwing you to the wolves! I mean, nothing says, “Happy Howlidays” quite like a critically cute wolf. So, show your love for lobos with your purchase of apparel from our limited “Holiday Wolf” collection featuring Mexican gray wolf Craighead! Available for a limited time only. Additional styles and colors available in kids and adult…

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Podcast: Gray Wolf Delisting Flaws, Explained by Experts

November 18, 2020

On October 29, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their intent to strip gray wolves of Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections across the lower 48 states. This decision comes despite robust opposition. In addition to the public’s 1.8 million comments, 86 members of Congress, 100 scientists, 230 businesses, and 367 veterinary professionals all submitted…

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Conservation Groups Sue USFWS to Save Red Wolves from Extinction

November 16, 2020

Today, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for violations of the Endangered Species Act connected with the agency’s new policies that prohibit proven management strategies to recover the world’s only remaining population of critically endangered red wolves. SELC is representing the Red Wolf Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife,…

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Give Back to the Wolves This Holiday Season

November 15, 2020

The best gifts support love, peace, and of course, wolves! Shop limited-edition Wolf Conservation Center apparel for your family and friends this holiday season. Back by popular demand, these styles are only available for a few weeks. Additional colors are available! Our Guardian Spirit collection features a hand-drawn image of arctic wolf Atka by artist…

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Winter Calls for Wardrobe Change for Wolves

November 13, 2020

As the days become shorter and we prepare for the onset of cold days and even colder nights by wearing jackets and scarves, wolves adjust to the changing seasons as well – but they don’t need to search for warm outerwear. They grow their own! A wolf’s coat consists of two elements: the long guard…

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A Wild Salute to Our Veterans

November 11, 2020

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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