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Tag Archives: August
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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