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Idaho Suspends Wolf Killing Program in Frank Church Wilderness for 2014

On July 28, 2014, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) announced that their controversial wolf extermination program in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area will not be implemented in the winter of 2014-2015.  In a … Continue reading

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Speak Your Mind About USFWS Mexican Gray Wolf Management Changes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) changing the rules governing Mexican gray wolf reintroduction. The proposal contains some contentious suggestions: The proposal would allow more Mexican gray wolves to be shot, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Expands Allowed Wolf Harvest for 2014

The state of Minnesota will issue 3,800 wolf licenses for the 2014 hunting season — 500 more than last year — and will allow hunters and trappers to kill 250 wolves — 30 more than last year’s target, according to … Continue reading

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Wolf OR7 Sires Pups in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

Biologists from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have confirmed that Wolf OR7 and his mate have produced a litter of at least two pups in the Cascade Mountains of southwest Oregon. … Continue reading

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Can I Have A Pet Fox?

Wolf Park’s red foxes are — like our wolves, coyotes, and gray foxes — not domesticated, but tame. That means their offspring are not born tame, and must be tamed just like their parents were. Since they are not domesticated … Continue reading

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Mexico Reports First Litter of Wild-Born Mexican Gray Wolves

Mexico’s National Commission for Natural Protected Areas stated on July 17 that a litter of Mexican gray wolf pups, the first pups known to be born in the wild since the subspecies was declared extinct in the area thirty years … Continue reading

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Wolves in Canadian Zoo Dig Escape Tunnel, Visit Polar Bears

The “Journey to Churchill” exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, closed five days after it opened, after a pack of wolves housed in one side of the exhibit dug under a fence separating them from the polar … Continue reading

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How Well Can Children Interpret Dog Body Language?

Researchers from the University of Lincoln and the University of Edinburgh have published a study on how well children and adults recognize the emotional expressions of dogs. Studying 430 children between the ages of 4 and 10 and 120 young … Continue reading

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“Canis Lupus Soupus”: The Scientific Classification of Wolves

Ever wondered about all the diverse species and subspecies of wolves, and all the confusing Latin names?  L. David Mech writes on the taxonomic classification of wolves and their canid cousins in The Scientific Classification of Wolves: Canis lupus soupus, … Continue reading

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“Livestock Guard Humans” Protect Cattle from Wolves in Washington State

Range Riders Program Expands to Cover Territories of Five Wolf Packs The Range Riders program, co-sponsored by Conservation Northwest, works with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and ranchers in northeast Washington, puts riders on horseback (and in ATVs) … Continue reading

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