Tag Archives: August

Timber’s Busy Social Calendar

Renki has been outside full-time for several days now. He is living in a fenced off portion of the McAllister habitat, which is conveniently close to the Alison Franklin Animal Care Center in case we have to move him inside.  … Continue reading

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Renki Update

Since Renki’s surgery, his veterinarian, Dr. Becker, ordered him to restrict his activity while his surgery site finishes draining and the incision heals. Since he showed little inclination to follow her instructions, we had to do it for him. We … Continue reading

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Renki Update

For those who have not heard, Renki has been very ill. It started with a limp, and he had been diagnosed with arthritis (which is not unusual for a 12-year-old wolf). However, his limp got worse so x-rays were in … 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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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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Pat’s Poetry Corner: How Do You Spell “Stenoecious”?

Science is full of extremely long and complicated words, such as crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk), omnivorous (eating both animals and plants), and deciduous (describing trees that shed leaves in the fall and grow new ones in the spring).  … Continue reading

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