Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mexican Wolf Pup Shower

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Double Your Donation for the Lobo Pups - Today Only!

Please join the Wolf Conservation Center in celebrating the birth of four critically endangered Mexican gray wolf pups and their role in recovering their rare and at-risk species!

All gifts (up to $10,000) made TODAY will be matched 1-to-1 through a generous gift from WCC Board President Martha Handler. Please help us to meet this match! Bonus: all donors of $50 and more will receive a 5 x 7 copy of a photo of f1505 (nicknamed "Trumpet" for her loud wolf pup squeals)

Please Donate HERE Today!

Mexican gray wolf F1143 (affectionately nicknamed Rosa) gave birth to an adorable baby girl on May 4th. Three weeks later, F1226 (a.k.a. Belle) welcomed her adorable threesome to the world. Beyond being cute, the pocket-sized predators represent the WCC's active participation in an effort to save a species from extinction. The WCC is one of 54 facilities in the U.S. and Mexico participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan, a bi-national initiative whose primary purpose is to support the reestablishment of Mexican wolves in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.

Background

The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. Today in the U.S., there is a single wild population comprising only 97 individuals – a decrease from 110 counted at the end of 2014.

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