Waiting and Watching…

December 24, 2010
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Nothing Under the Tree Yet…

December 24, 2010
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The Season of Romance

December 21, 2010

Winter is officially here and it’s an exciting time for wolves and the WCC. January marks the beginning of the 2011 breeding season! Wolves are “mono-estrus” — breeding only once a year during the winter months. The Species Survival Plan (SSP) management groups for both the Mexican gray wolf and the red wolf determine which…

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‘Tis the Season to Chaperone

December 16, 2010

Winter time is breeding time for wolves, which means we have to make sure none of our critically endangered SSP wolves can engage in any illicit romances. Like overanxious chaperones at a high school dance, a group of Wolf Conservation Center staff and volunteers ventured into several enclosures to separate the wolves by gender. Though…

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¡Próspero Año Nuevo! Good News for Lobos!

December 10, 2010

December 9, 2010 – The USFWS and AZGFD announced plans to release a four-year-old Mexican gray wolf, one of the former Saddle Pack pups, back into the wild along the Arizona-New Mexico border next month. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made the announcement late Thursday, saying the conditions are right for the release of the…

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Leaving the Nest, er Den

December 9, 2010

On a cold November night 3 years ago the WCC welcomed 8 Mexican gray wolf pups and their parents. They were transferred from the Cincinnati Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan for these critically endangered wolves. Today we waved goodbye as the remaining three pups (now fully grown of course) headed off to…

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Wolves are in the News and Politics Again

December 7, 2010

Wolves, their recovery, and the status of this keystone predator in the United States have been hot topics in Washington D.C. lately. On December 1st, eight Western Caucus members introduced a bill called the “State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act,” legislation some refer to as the “Anti-Wolf Bill.” If this bill passes, all gray wolves in…

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Ahhhhh

November 26, 2010
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2010

Don’t be late for dinner! Hope you all have a happy and healthy holiday!

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Mexican Wolves F837 and M805 are United and Delighted?

November 12, 2010

On October 22nd, Mexican gray wolf F837 got a new neighbor. His “name” is M805. For the past three weeks the two seven-year-old lobos have lived adjacent to one another in a vast enclosure split down the middle. It’s been a good time for them to get to know one another through the fence. Today…

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