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Paddle Pups

The puppies had their first whole deer carcass last week. In true wolf fashion, they tore right into it and got thoroughly bloody. Everyone shared, which is nice to see. There was rumbling, but this litter of puppies is surprisingly … Continue reading

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100 Days

The Twiglets turned 100 days old yesterday! Everyone is growing and thriving. They had their first visit to the big Turtle Lake Enclosure, and it went great. Training continues. Everyone is walking well on leashes. Aspen climbed into the golf … Continue reading

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They Keep on Growing

Raising puppies has kept us busy, busy, busy! Between training, introducing them to the world, and the general raising of five little ones, we haven’t had much time for anything else. The two litters have been combined into one litter … 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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Wisconsin Court Rules Dogs Can Be Trained To Hunt Wolves

The 4th District Court of Appeals in Wisconsin ruled July 10 that hunters in the state can train dogs to assist in hunting wolves.  SB 411, a bill passed in 2012, already permitted hunting wolves with dogs during a designated hunting … Continue reading

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