Category Archives: Wolves

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project – March Updates Available

The March 2015 status report updates for the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program in Arizona and New Mexico are out and are available here.  Read about the activities of each tracked wolf pack and keep up to date on events … Continue reading

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Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Program 2014 Report Available

The detailed annual report on the status, distribution, and management of the Northern Rocky Mountain (Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) wolf population is now available from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  The report also features information on wolf populations in … Continue reading

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Gray Wolf Shot in Utah Confirmed to Be Wolf Sighted Near Grand Canyon

DNA Analysis Complete for Wolf Killed in Utah Extensive DNA analysis performed by the University of Idaho has confirmed that the gray wolf shot in Utah on December 28, 2014 is the same animal which was sighted in the Grand … Continue reading

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Collared Wolf Shot and Killed in Utah

A hunter has killed a three-year-old female gray wolf 5 miles east of Beaver, Utah, wildlife officials have confirmed.  The 70-pound animal was wearing a radio collar which indicated it was collared in Cody, Wyoming, in January of 2014. The … Continue reading

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Alexander Archipelago Wolf May Receive ESA Protection

Federal authorities announced Friday that the isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni, a subspecies of gray wolf), living solely in southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, may require protection under the Endangered Species Act. The wolves, which den under western … Continue reading

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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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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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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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“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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