Washington State Officials to Kill Wolf Families to Protect Cows

July 10, 2019

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officials have ordered the killing of the members of the Old Profanity Territory (OPT) family. Why? To protect cows grazing on public lands. Last September, WDFW killed two members of the OPT family in an attempt to stop livestock attacks. When the depredations continued, officials attempted to kill the remaining…

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Pint-Sized Pups Work to Save Mexican Gray Wolves

July 7, 2019

Ten weeks old and taking the Internet (and the world) by storm! On April 26, Mexican gray wolf Trumpet gave birth to five healthy pups, each destined for greatness in their own way. The largest of the litter, one of the two females, was chosen to embark on a historic journey – she was the…

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Wolf Conservation Center Gets Thrown to the Cats

July 5, 2019

Did you hear a “meow”?! Recently at the Wolf Conservation Center, we have begun utilizing trail cameras across our grounds. A trail camera is triggered to take photos or videos when it senses changes in heat and motion, typically when an animal passes in front of the camera. We placed these cameras in various locations…

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Please Be Mindful of Wildlife on Independence Day

July 3, 2019

Celebrating Independence Day is, and should be, a lot of fun. But please remember that those bright colors and thunderous explosions can have a real impact to wildlife. Please be mindful. Here are some tips for watching out for wildlife! TIPS FOR WATCHING OUT FOR WILDLIFE This post originally appeared in the U.S. Fish and…

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Conservation Hero Remembered on 100th Birthday

July 2, 2019

Join us in sending birthday howls to conservationist and author Jean Craighead George on what would have been her 100th birthday! Through her books, Jean opened doors to understanding the plight of endangered species and the importance of rewilding the hearts of our children – a new generation of environmental stewards whose energy and action…

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Pupdate: Mexican Gray Wolf Pups Turn Two Months Old

June 21, 2019

Tiny. Tough. Officially two months old! The Mexican gray wolf pups born on April 26 to parents Trumpet and Lighthawk are celebrating their eight week birthday! In between napping and eating (a LOT!), the pups are romping, playing, biting, and tackling one another. Beyond being great fun for the siblings, the pups are sharpening important…

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Global Audience Joins Health Check for Endangered Wolf Pups Via Facebook Live Video

June 20, 2019

On April 26, Mexican gray wolf parents Trumpet (F1505) and Lighthawk (M1564) welcomed their second litter! Beyond being adorable, the pups represent the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save a species on the brink of extinction. Under Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP) protocols, captive born pups must be checked during…

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Unforgettable Eastern Wolf Encounter

June 18, 2019

According to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources, this lanky 3-year-old female is F1737. Eastern wolves, recently renamed “Algonquin wolves”, were previously considered a subspecies of the gray wolf. Recent genomic research, however, tells us these rare wolves represent a distinct species more similar to the red wolf. Eastern wolves are classified as a “threatened” species.…

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Minnesota Wolf Pup: Too Cute to be Silent!

June 17, 2019

Enjoy the squeaky howls from this wolf pup living in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota! (Sound on!) Participating in a howl is critical in a wolf pup’s development. Pups might first begin to squeak out un-solicited howls at just a couple of weeks old. But once their ears open and hearing improves at around one…

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Wishing All the Dads a Happy Father’s Day

June 16, 2019

Beyond their ecological importance as critical keystone predators, wolves are also really patient, generous, and loving dads. Feat. red wolves Jack and his son from 2018.

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