Legacy

Picaron

Picaron

I am remembered as…a true alpha. A strong yet gentle leader, a great teacher. Stubborn and tough, I was a loving, devoted mate and father. I am Picaron. Picaron, whose name means “rascal” in Spanish, was a magnificent Mexican gray wolf who came to the Endangered Wolf Center in 2002 with a history of food aggression, leading him to having trouble finding a mate. Members of the Mexican Gray Wolf Species Survival Plan© agreed that, if he was ever going to succeed, it would be here at the Endangered Wolf Center. Immediately, his howl stood out. A deep, beautiful, baritone howl that rolled across...

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Anna

Anna

A tribute to Anna, the Matriarch of Mexican gray wolves Every once in a while, someone truly extraordinary comes into our lives. Leaders and teachers who inspire us, and help shape our lives in ways that stay with us long after they’re gone. Recently, our pack lost just such a leader – our bold, beautiful, beloved Anna. Anna was the only surviving pup of the pairing of two legendary wolves. Santa Ana, her father, was one of the last pure Mexican wolves from the Ghost Ranch lineage. He was recovered after the species was declared extinct in the wild in 1980, making him the most genetically...

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