Tag Archives: 2015

Wild Wolves Settle in Kampinos National Park in Poland

In Kampinos National Park, near Warsaw, Poland, park employees are seeing signs of the first wolves to settle there since the country wiped out the park’s wolf population in 1964 via a government-sponsored hunt.  The wolf has been on Poland’s … Continue reading

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Updates – October 1-31, 2015

The Arizona Game and Fish Department/USFWS has released October 2015 updates for the Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction Project.  Currently there are approximately 110 Mexican gray wolves in the wild, including 45 wolves with functional radio collars.  These collared wolves are … Continue reading

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Alison Franklin Animal Care Center Completed

We can’t believe it!  It’s done!  (Well, the outside, anyway.  Now we get to furnish it!)  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, November 12.  Have some video! Original article available here.

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USFWS Continues Plans for Mexican Wolf Releases in NM

Despite opposition from the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and NM governor Susana Martinez, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is continuing plans to release additional Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of southwestern New Mexico in 2016. Mexican … Continue reading

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Why Is That Dog Looking At Me?

Check out some of the fascinating research done at Wolf Park! Why Is That Dog Looking At Me? More than one experiment has made some things pretty clear. Dogs look at humans much more than wolves do. Wolves tend to … Continue reading

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Alison Franklin Animal Care Center In Progress

The Alison Franklin Animal Care Center, named after the late wife of one of Wolf Park’s longest-standing supporters, began construction Thursday, August 13.  Here are some in-progress photos from the past couple weeks!  Many thanks to everyone helping with the … Continue reading

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First Wolf Pack in 100 Years Forms in California

Trail cameras near the one which captured evidence of a lone wolf in Siskiyou County, California, in May and July have recorded evidence of five pups, which appear to be a few months old, and two adults.  The California Department … Continue reading

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Ground Breaks on Alison Franklin Animal Care Center Thursday, August 13

Work is about to start on Wolf Park’s newest addition, an on-site veterinary care center which will allow for significantly improved care for the animals.  The Alison Franklin Animal Care Center, named after the late wife of one of Wolf … Continue reading

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Trail Camera Spots 2nd Gray Wolf in California

California state wildlife officials have evidence that a wild gray wolf may be roaming Siskiyou County, the second wolf to visit the state in the last four years.  California has not had a wild wolf population since the early 1900s. … Continue reading

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Evidence emerges that African and Eurasian golden jackals (Canis aureus) are two distinct species

Both Eurasia and Africa are home to populations of animals known as “golden jackals” (Canis aureus).  Visually, they are extremely similar; genetically, however, they appear to be very distinct. After analyzing DNA collected from both populations of jackals (as well … Continue reading

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