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There are no reported cases of rabies in wolf pups. Photo credit: PBS

Wolf Puppies Explore Forest

(WILDLIFE/WOLVES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) These adorable wolf puppies, found on a trail in Central Idaho’s Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, are an instance of wolves returning to the area after 50 years of near absence! — Global Animal

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Montana Lowers Fees To Kill Wolves

(WOLVES/WILDLIFE) Up until recently, wolves have been on the verge of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that because wolf numbers are up, they would like to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List. It seems the state of Montana finds this to be enough justification to kill more wolves, meaning the state would be more lenient with hunting laws. The state has recently lowered the fee to eliminate wolves and are now allowing each hunter to kill up to five. Continue reading below to learn more on how Montana is trying to wipe out these beautiful creatures and see how activists are reacting. — Global Animal

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Fate of Wolves Tangled in Politics

(WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES) In June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to take gray wolves off the endangered species list, removing all federal protection for the species in the lower 48 states. And since their delisting, Rocky Mountain wolf populations have exhibited a seven percent decline. However, the decision depends on a peer review that examines wolf populations and the potential consequences of the proposal. Given that three scientists were removed from the panel for their “lack of impartiality” and the panelists’ identities failed to remain hidden from agency officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now postponing evaluation of the delisting plan. Read the article at the link below to see what this could mean for America’s gray wolves and sign the petition to help save this species from extinction. — Global Animal

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6,000 Wolves Remain With No Help From Congress

(WILDLIFE) Members of U.S. Congress are demanding the Obama administration remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. In a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the collective group of 66 Republicans and six Democrats, argued that the species no longer require legal protection and that the “unmanaged wolf population” is posing a threat to native wildlife among other issues. The letter also accused the Endangered Species Act of being bureaucratic and essentially a nuisance to hunters. The Endangered Species Act was introduced in 1973, and at the time there practically no remaining gray wolves living in the West. Right now, there are only about 6,000 of these majestic animals in the U.S., therefore it’s important to reinforce the laws protecting them. Read on to find out how quickly the gray wolf population dwindled when federal protections were lifted in the Upper Midwest last year. — Global Animal

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Montana Wolf Hunting In Question

(WOLVES) With the Northwestern U.S. becoming a wolf slaughterhouse, District Judge Brenda Gilbert will now decide whether or not wolf hunting should continue outside of Yellowstone National Park. And while 149 wolves were reported killed in Montana alone through the beginning of this week, wildlife officials are urging to reinstate a temporary ban on the killing of wolves within two areas north of Yellowstone to keep the park’s wolves safe from hunting in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. Read on to learn more about the bitter, decades-long conflict plaguing hunters and wildlife advocates. — Global Animal

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The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered animals.

Hunted Red Wolves Mistaken For Coyotes

(ENDANGERED SPECIES) NORTH CAROLINA — According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife services, the Red Wolf is one of the most endangered species in the world. In a recent statement by the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, “fewer than 100 red wolves remain in the wild.” The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recently approved coyote hunting within the area that is the only natural environment red wolves inhabit. As a result of the recent ruling, red wolves are at risk of being murdered. Since the ordinance, two red wolves have already been shot by mistaken hunters. Continue reading to learn how you can help these innocent canines. — Global Animal 

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Most Famous Wolf In The World Killed

(WOLVES) “The most famous wolf in the world” was recently shot and killed after straying outside Yellowstone National Park’s protected lands into Wyoming, where wolf hunting is now legal. The death of the female alpha member of the Lamar Canyon pack known as 832F follows shortly after the shooting of another member of her pack, a male known as 754, who was also killed in Wyoming in November. Because gray wolves are no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act, as long as Wyoming maintains a population of 150 or more wolves, the killing will only continue. Read on to learn more about this devastating loss and the nearly two-decade standoff between wolf hunters and animal advocates. — Global Animal

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Research Wolves Killed In Yellowstone Hunts

(WOLVES) Since wolves were removed from the Endangered Species List in 2011—despite the fact that only 4,000 exist in the wild—wolf populations are quickly disappearing from the Northwestern United States. This fall, for the first time in decades, Wyoming ruled that wolves can be hunted anywhere within the state’s borders. And while seven of the 10 hunted wolves in the Yellowstone Park region were wearing research collars, wildlife advocates are growing concerned that these wolf hunts are becoming “an issue of the viability of wildlife science” as they are detrimental to costly scientific studies that provide useful data on wolf behavior and biology. Read on to learn more about this nearly two-decade standoff between wolf hunters and animal advocates. — Global Animal

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