Month: April 2021

Mexican Gray Wolf Siblings Celebrate Third Birthday

April 30, 2021

Happy birthday to endangered Mexican gray wolves Babs, Joe Darling, and Kral! The trio made headlines when they were born to first-time parents Trumpet and Lighthawk in 2018; millions of people tuned in to the Wolf Conservation Center’s live-streaming webcams to watch Trumpet nurse her newborn pups. As the pups grew in size, eventually reaching…

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Endangered Wolves with Wild Lineage Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

April 26, 2021

Happy 2nd birthday to Mexican gray wolves George, Nicholas, Mosby, and Hope – they’re officially adults! The endangered siblings were born to parents Trumpet and Lighthawk in 2019, and while the brothers remained at the Wolf Conservation Center (to the enjoyment of millions of webcam viewers who watched them grow), their sister was destined for…

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Idaho Proposes Legislation to Kill 90 Percent of State’s Wolf Population

April 23, 2021

Idaho legislators have introduced a bill, S. 1211, that would let hunters to kill up to 90% of the state’s wolf population. The bill would allow: An unlimited number of wolf tags per hunter No restrictions on methods of killing Establishment of year-round trapping seasons on private lands The state Wolf Depredation Control Board to…

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Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Celebrate Earth Day Birthdays

April 22, 2021

Two of the Wolf Conservation Center’s most famous Mexican gray wolves, Diego and Rosa, are celebrating their b(earth) days! Mexican gray wolf Diego is the oldest wolf currently residing at the Wolf Conservation Center, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at him! Full of life and known for his handsome features, Diego is…

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Ambassador Wolves Alawa and Zephyr Turn Ten

April 20, 2021

Double Digits for the Dynamic Duo! Alawa and Zephyr might be turning ten years old today, but they’ll forever be spirited young pups in our eyes. An inspiration from their adorable start, the stunning siblings have thrived in their “Ambassador” roles. Zephyr and Alawa have awed, educated, and “touched” thousands of people, reminding them that ultimately,…

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Critically Endangered Red Wolves Turn Three Years Old

April 19, 2021

Some of the Wolf Conservation Center’s youngest residents are celebrating an exciting day – they’re three years old! Red wolves Ben and Deven, born to parents Charlotte and Jack in 2018, are elusive, energetic, and intelligent – the best wolf qualities! Although the two brothers still “live at home”, we’re hopeful that this will be…

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Free Coyote Coexistence Programs Encourage Appreciation for Local Wildlife

April 17, 2021

Coyotes have a remarkable ability to adapt to any surrounding. With indefatigable survival instincts, coyotes have expanded across much of the continent and live in all of the U.S. save Hawaii, despite the untiring efforts by humans to kill them. A close cousin to the wolves we are dedicated to protecting, coyotes play an equally…

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New Song by Shawna Ray, “Good Wolf,” Inspired by Wolves

April 15, 2021

In celebration of Earth Day coming up on April 22, Shawna Ray, a singer/songwriter, author, and communicator from Columbus, Ohio, wrote the song “Good Wolf” and created a short film to bring awareness to the plight of wolves and wildlife. Shawna first visited the WCC in 2018 at the invitation of Dr. Scott Kantro, a…

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Endangered Wolf Dads Celebrate Milestone Birthdays

April 15, 2021

Throw back your head and let out a loud “happy birthday” howl for Mexican gray wolves Lighthawk and Rhett, and red wolf Sam – they’re another year older! Each wonderful and deserving of recognition, these wolf fathers exemplify the best qualities of wolves; they’re loyal, intelligent, and nurturing. Red wolf Sam – Like many of…

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Ambassador Wolf Nikai Turns Seven!

April 13, 2021

Seven years ago today — this guy happened! Nikai (meaning “Little Saint” or “One Who Wanders”) is a gray wolf who joined the Wolf Conservation Center family in May of 2014. Born on April 13, 2014, Nikai quickly wiggled, hiccuped, and howled his way into the hearts of WCC staff and supporters. Nikai serves as…

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