Posts by mark

Your comments by July 30 are critical for Red Wolves

The recent announcement released by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on June 27, 2018 proposes to dramatically change the scope of the American red wolf recovery program in the wild. Under the proposed new policy, the area where wild red wolves can disperse safely and thrive under their protected status will be reduced from approximately a million square acres to just over 200,000 acres. Designated as an endangered species in 1967, today, there are only about 30 red wolves known to roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina. Another 200 red wolves are maintained in captive...

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EWC Staff Speaks at Key Wolf Conservation Seminar

Regina Mossotti, Director of Animal Care and Conservation for the Endangered Wolf Center, recently participated in Wolf Behavior, Dynamics & Conservation, a fundraising seminar in Midland Park, New Jersey with renowned Wolf Biologist Dr. Jason Badridze. During the seminar Regina discussed historical and recent efforts to save and repatriate the Mexican Gray Wolf and other species of endangered predators; she also addressed the critical need for apex predators in the North American landscape. The seminar was followed by a “Mexican Fiesta for Mexican Wolves” to support recovery...

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REI National Trails Day a sell-out success

When we asked some of our friends, followers and supporters to take a hike, they did just that – and what a day it was. We’re talking about National Trails Day of course, which was Saturday, June 2. The fundraising event was a sell-out, with 90 people from all ages and walks of life walking in the woods at the Endangered Wolf Center on behalf of the animals in our care. The rain didn’t dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm, and the sun came out just in time for hikers to meet some of our resident animal ambassadors like Cooper, a rare, black red fox who soaked up the attention. Cooper is what...

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Four EWC wolf pups make cross-fostering history

OVERCOMING MANY OBSTACLES: MEXICAN WOLF PUPS FLY TO AZ & NM TO HELP SAVE SPECIES IN FIRST DOUBLE FOSTER EVENT The Endangered Wolf Center, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Interagency Field Team—which is made up of biologists from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, USDA Forest Service, USDA Wildlife Services, and the White Mountain Apache Tribe—collaborate to fly four 10-day-old pups born at the Center from St. Louis to their new families in the wilds of New Mexico and Arizona in the first ever double foster. The Endangered Wolf Center flew...

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Celebrate Lucky’s First Birthday May 6

The Lucky Number is One Lucky’s Story They grow up so fast! It was just one year ago that the Endangered Wolf Center welcomed maned wolf pup Lucky to our pack – and she’s been winning hearts ever since. Her story is one of surviving and thriving. Born at Zoo Boise to a mother who was unable to raise her litter, Lucky was the only surviving pup. The EWC was asked to step in because of our experience fostering other species of canids, and at just two weeks old, Lucky flew home to St. Louis where she’s been raised as an animal ambassador for her species. (For the complete story of how Lucky...

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