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Cross-fostered pups surviving in the wild

(This is an edited version of a news release issued jointly by the Endangered Wolf Center, the Chicago Zoological Society, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It contains information about the cross-fosters that was previously reported on the Endangered Wolf Center website and in the Center’s Summer 2016 Magazine.)   Albuquerque, New Mexico — In their native habitat of the southwestern United States, Mexican wolves are on the rise due to dedicated and collaborative efforts to cross-foster captive-born wolves into the wild by several...

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Recovery plan ordered for Mexican wolves

Agreement results from lawsuit brought by Endangered Wolf Center and other conservation groups A U.S. District Court judge in Arizona has issued an order that requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete a recovery plan for the critically endangered Mexican wolf despite concerns from wolf opponents. The USFWS recently reached a settlement between the Endangered Wolf Center, Defenders of Wildlife, Wolf Conservation Center, Center for Biological Diversity and former USFWS Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator David R. Parsons. Under the settlement agreement, the USFWS is required to:...

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‘Red Wolf Revival’ screening & discussion

(Note: This event occurred Nov. 10, 2016 at the Saint Louis Science Center. Other screenings will continue to take place nationally. Please visit redwolfrevival.org and click on “Screenings” for a calendar of when and where they will occur.) The Saint Louis Science Center and the Endangered Wolf Center are partnering to present “Red Wolf Revival,” the award-winning short documentary by the Nestbox Collective and Susannah Smith. Open to the public, the screening will take place Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Saint Louis Science Center at 5050 Oakland Avenue. Doors will open at 6 p.m....

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2nd Wolves & Wine Auction will be April 21

The Endangered Wolf Center’s second Wolves & Wine Auction will be held Friday, April 21 at Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers. The inaugural event, on June 11, 2016, provided an evening filled with fun, refreshments and spirited bidding that raised substantial funds for the Center. Sponsors of the 2016 Wolves & Wine Auction were: August A. Busch III Charitable Trust Hager Companies and Hager Family Stephen and Camilla Brauer Lohr Distributing Company Steven and Julia Brncic Preceding the auction at Selkirk (4739 McPherson Ave, St. Louis, 63108), wine tastings and art showing...

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Executive Director Virginia Busch on ‘STL Live’

Click here to watch Executive Director Virginia Busch’s appearance on STLTV’s “STL Live” with host Sarah Thompson. They discussed the Endangered Wolf Center’s vital mission of preserving wolves and the role of apex predators in a healthy ecosystem. They also previewed Wolf Fest, our annual open house, which was Saturday, Oct....

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Livestock Guarding Dogs Protect Cheetahs & Wolves

By Heather Taft and Laurie Marker Cheetahs in Africa and wolves in North America have a lot in common.  They are both top predators, they are both considered threats to livestock, and people are increasing their use of livestock guarding dogs to protect their herds from them. This benefits both the farmers, decreasing the number of animals lost each year to predators, as well as the predators themselves because there are fewer cheetahs and wolves killed to protect livestock. For two species that are considered endangered, the increasing use of this non­-lethal method to keep predators away...

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