Posts by Regan Downey
Rest in Peace, Zephyr
Dear Friends, It is with sorrow and heartbreak that we share news about the world’s favorite wolf. Zephyr passed away today; he was 11 years old. He was euthanized early…Read More
Endangered Wolf Pup Born at the WCC Released to the Wild
Rare Wolf Pup Born at WCC Joins Wild Family On May 3, 2022, Mexican gray wolf Trumpet gave birth to three pups at the Wolf Conservation Center, each no larger…Read More
Five Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Found Dead, Two More Presumed Dead
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) announced in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Quarterly Update that five endangered Mexican gray wolves were found dead in Arizona and New Mexico in the…Read More
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Initiate Status Review of Gray Wolves in Western U.S.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that they have completed the initial review of two petitions filed to list gray wolves in the western U.S. as threatened…Read More
Who Really Pays for Wildlife Conservation in the United States?
A common myth is that hunters are the primary funding source for wildlife conservation efforts in the United States, thanks to hunting license fees, excise taxes, and more. This misconception…Read More
WCC Red Wolf Lava Celebrates Her 5th Birthday!
Happy birthday, Lava! Red wolf Lava (F2134) turns 5 years old today and she’s celebrating in style! We imagine she and her mate Tyke (M2118) are frolicking in their spacious…Read More
International Women’s Day Celebrates Strong Female Wolves
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the females – 16 wolves, to be exact – that support the WCC each and every day. Meet the wolves: Alawa, Lava, Valentia,…Read More
Thank You, Wolves
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…Read More
National Wolf Awareness Week Begins Today
National Wolf Awareness Week has begun! Wolves have long been shrouded in myth and superstition, so this week provides an opportunity to open the door to understanding the importance and…Read More
Fewer than 30 Red Wolves Are Left, What Happens Now
Last spring, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) celebrated the birth of ten critically endangered red wolf pups. Every one of them adorable, and all valuable contributions to the recovery…Read More