Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
|WCC Ambassador Wolf Alawa|
Thursday, December 29, 2011
|Red Wolf M1394 strikes a pose|
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Zephyr and Alawa, The Wolf Conservation Center's eight-month-old Ambassador wolf pups, have been having a blast during their first winter holiday season! Last week we shared a video of Zephyr opening up one of his many holiday gifts and it's always a treat for WCC visitors to witness the wolves making new discoveries. Watch closely as Zephyr, the black wolf, finds something interesting around the 15 second mark. It's easy to miss so try not to blink! For more information about the 25 wolves that call the WCC home, please visit our website at www.nywolf.org, and our Facebook page.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Last weekend, Wolf conservation Center guests watched as Ambassador wolf pup Zephyr was treated to his first holiday gift of the season. Zephyr is no stranger to gifts, but one wrapped in ornate paper was something he has yet to behold. The 8-month-old had trouble determining if this was a treat or a threat. Check out his adorable antics in this video!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Defenders of Wildlife is asking supporters to speak up for Idaho wolves. Wildlife Services is beginning its aerial gunning campaign to kill up to 75 wolves in the Lolo area near the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. Defenders reports the stated reason for the wolf-killing plan is to artificially boost the elk population. Wolves are blamed for the dropping elk numbers in that area even though "elk numbers began decreasing in the area long before wolves made their way there, as suitable elk habitat in the area declined." If your hackles are raised, please click here and take action.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
|Red wolf F1291|
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Mexican wolf M805|
Thursday, December 15, 2011
|Photo: Roni Chastain from WCC Photo Session Program December 2011|
To read the article in the Missoulian, please follow this link: http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/hysteria-about-wolves-built-on-exaggeration/article_6962bc94-2599-11e1-90c1-001871e3ce6c.html
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|The elusive red wolf F1291|
Last season 8-year-old red wolf F1291 was paired with a younger male, M1587. The two wolves appeared well bonded but unfortunately they failed to prove fruitful. M1587 (aka "Beefcake" due to his impressive physique) is F1291's second male companion since she joined the WCC family in 2004.
|Dr Wood and WCC curator Rebecca Bose|
|WCC's Jim Horton, Alex Spitzer, and M1587|
It's been a bittersweet morning. We met some great folks from the Roger Williams Park Zoo, we said goodbye to the biggest red wolf any of us have every seen, and we have our digits crossed that the "third time's a charm!" Stay tuned, breeding season is less than a month away!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Although U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) criticized the Wyoming wolf plan in the past, this summer the federal agency announced their plan to accept Wyoming's proposal and now wildlife advocates fear disastrous consequences will follow.
U.S. Rep. Lummis (WY) inserted a wolf delisting rider (Sec.113) in the proposed 2012 budget bill which seeks to permanently delist wolves in WY and the Western Great Lakes without judicial review. The House vote takes place on Dec. 16th so there is not much time left to take action on behalf of Wyoming's wolves.
If your hackles are raised please visit National WolfWatcher Coalition's web page dedicated to helping people act on behalf of this special wolf population.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Last month the Bozeman Daily Chronicle offered an online poll re: the plan to extend the wolf hunting season and 74% of the folks who participated voted "no." We'll have to wait and see if this sentiment is echoed at today's meeting.
You can listen to the meeting live at: http://fwp.mt.gov/doingBusiness/insideFwp/commission/audio.html
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The wolf is a charismatic beast and had been the subject of song and verse for eons. Earlier this year, the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) teamed up with Mamaroneck Poet Laureate Mary Louise Cox to capture and present the impact that the WCC wolves have on young children visiting the Center with their schools. The task was simple - Ms Cox asked that each child finish the sentence : "Today I..." and students gladly took part.
On Sunday, Atka and crew presented at the Mamaroneck Public Library where we unveiled the resulting poem compiled by Ms Cox. Big thanks all the participating school children and to Mary Louise Cox for demonstrating the inspirational force of wolves in the form of the written word.
― met a red wolf. Emily 8 yrs.
― watched wolves. Zechariah 5 yrs.
― saw Mexican wolves Wille 6 yrs.
― watched wolves. Fredinka 3 yrs.
― learned about wolves. Michael 8 yrs.
― saw very sharpe teeth. Julianna 8 yrs.
― saw a wolf. Sarah 8 yrs.
― saw wolves and they were so cool.
I saw one come out of the pool. Juliet 8 yrs.
― saw wolves and they were awesome! Gianna 8 yrs.
― saw beautiful white fur. James 8 yrs.
― had fun with my friends. Gabbie 9 yrs.
― saw wolves. Joanna 8 yrs.
― helped support the wolves. Anna 9 yrs.
― howled with the wolves. Griffin 7 yrs.
― saw a wolf. Luke 8 yrs.
― saw a red wolf lying. Nicholas 7 yrs.
― saw a wolf. Aidan 7 yrs.
― learned about wolves. Dylan 6 yrs.
― got rained on. Joseph 8 yrs.
― I learned. Tommy 8 yrs.
― saw red wolves. Hudson 8 yrs.
― found out what wolves eat. Steven 7 yrs.
― saw different types of wolves. Fayre 9 yrs.
― saw wolves. Henri 7 yrs.
― saw Atka. Martin 9 yrs
Saturday, December 3, 2011
In addition to this compelling work, the team has been busy fund-raising for the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC)and their December 1st and 2nd NY Pretzel sale brought in $700!! Way to go Team 7A!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Yesterday Maggie Howell, the Wolf Conservation Center's managing director, made a brief appearance on Fox News to discuss why it's so important to educate people about wolves. Atka opted to stay at home for this gig, he didn't want to steal the spotlight from President Obama and Justin Bieber who were also visiting the Big Apple :)