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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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The wolf holds a significant position in foundational mythologies of Eurasia and North America. The Tlingit community god name means “wolf,” and they worship a wolf-head, and the shamanic Turkic believes they are descendants of wolves. Photo Credit: Facebook

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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<p>In this August 2012 file photo provided by Wolves of the Rockies, the Lamar Canyon wolf pack moves on a hillside in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Wolves of the Rockies, File</p>

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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<p>Wolf No. 754 looks over the landscape of Yellowstone National Park. Photo Credit: Doug McLaughlin</p>

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 […]

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Northwestern US: A Wolf Slaughterhouse

(WOLVES) UNITED STATES — According to a Yellowstone National Park scientist, seven gray wolves collared for research purposes were murdered in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming last week. Dave Hallac, chief of Yellowstone’s Center for Resources, stated that two of the wolves were from packs that do not roam within the park anymore, however, the remaining five den […]

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<p>Could wooly mammoths end up in our zoos one day? Photo Credit:</p>

The Future Of Zoos

(ANIMAL NEWS) In the future, going to the zoo could be a blast from the past, literally. At the “Symposium on the Future of Zoos” scientists discussed creating Jurassic Park-style “cageless” habitats, robotic animals, and zoos filled with cloned extinct animals. Read on for more of what the future might hold, and let us know what you think! […]

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“The Grey:” A Bad Fairy Tale About Wolves

(MOVIE REVIEW) The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is about an oil drilling team stranded in the middle of Alaskan wilderness after their plane crashes. But it’s not the dangerous weather that poses the biggest threat to these men, it’s a pack of wolves that are portrayed as blood-thirsty, vicious creatures. It’s hard not to get irked […]

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<p>Photo credit: Monty Sloan- Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana</p>

Werewolf, Or Coywolf?

(WOLF/COYOTE) North American wolves are disappearing as a new hybrid takes its place — the coywolf. A genetic mix of the coyote and wolf, these hybrids have become more prevalent as coyote populations have increased and migrated east due to the human impact on North American ecosystems. Read on about how this werewolf-esque hybrid might mean […]

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Cheating In Humans, Animals, & Politicians

(ANIMAL KINGDOM) All the cheating politician scandals, from Anthony Weiner to Arnold Schwarzenegger, have some asking if sexual monogamy is right for people. Read on, as we look at mating pattern studies of animals worldwide in search of the strengths and weaknesses of keeping a single mate.

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Delisted: Gray Wolves Lose Protection

GRAY WOLVES/ENDANGERED SPECIES – In a hotly contested and shortsighted move, the Interior Department has caved to pressure from ranchers and hunters to allow regular wolf hunts, in addition to outright killings of ‘problem wolves’ that attack cattle. Gray wolves have been brought from the edge of extinction to a total and still tenuous population of […]

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