One Month Left to Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting Plan

June 15, 2019

In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally announced its plan to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. Wolves once ranged across most of North America, a vital part of many varied ecosystems. But an unremitting slaughter by humans brought wolves to the brink of…

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Wolf Dad Grows Grumpy Around Relentless and Adorable Pups

June 14, 2019

Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Daddy. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. DADDY!? This is what fatherhood looks like for wolves too. Is Mexican gray wolf Lighthawk being a grumpy dad? Perhaps; raising 7 kiddos is hard work and requires a lot of patience. Beyond his potential irritability, however, Lighthawk is fulfilling his parental obligations by…

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Study Offers New Take on Early Dog-human Relationship

June 13, 2019

Scientists are still debating when and where dogs were domesticated, but there’s one thing most of them agree on: Early canines were working animals. Archaeologists have often pointed to an aberration in the spines of many ancient canines, which researchers assumed resulted from hauling heavy loads. A new paper, however, reveals that humans didn’t necessarily…

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Potbellied Wolf Pup Fights the Zzzz.

June 9, 2019

Your moment of critically endangered cuteness! This adorable one-month-old Mexican gray wolf pup (born on April 26, 2019) represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save her species from extinction. The WCC is one of a network of facilities participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan – a bi-national initiative…

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Twentieth Anniversary Gala: Strong, Wild, and Incredibly Successful!

June 6, 2019

You did it! Howls of thanks to the Wolf Conservation Center supporters who attended our fundraiser to celebrate the Center’s 20th anniversary and to honor the President of our Board of Directors, Martha Handler. Thanks to the generosity of event attendees, sponsors, and YOU, the WCC is able to continue our mission to protect and…

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Celebrating 20 Years

June 3, 2019

All donations received June 3 – June 5th will be matched! On our 20th Anniversary Year, this season alone has been an important milestone for all of us with the successful introduction of our Mexican gray wolf pup to wild wolf family in Arizona! She is now a living, breathing part of the southwestern landscape,…

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Raising Pups is a Family Affair

May 30, 2019

Everyone wants quality time with Mom. Wolf families usually consist of the breeding pair and their offspring of varying ages. This critically endangered Mexican gray wolf family is made up of parents (Trumpet and Lighthawk), three yearlings born in 2018 (Babs, Joe Darling, and Kral), and four pups born one month ago. A wonderful, multi-generational…

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End Cruel Wildlife – Killing Contests in New York!

May 28, 2019

Four months. That’s how much time this mother has left to raise her pups before the coyote hunting season begins in New York. It’s open season on coyotes October 1 – March 29. It’s also the period of time when New York allows cruel coyote-killing competitions where contestants compete to shoot the most or biggest…

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Fewer than 30 Red Wolves Remain, What Happens Now

May 27, 2019

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 of their rare and at-risk species. But they were born into a world that currently has only one place for them in the wild – North…

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Wild Salute

May 27, 2019

Today on Memorial Day, we remember, thank, and honor all of the men, women, and military working dogs who lost their lives in service to our country.

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