Happy news about animals


By JEFF BARNARD GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A young wolf from Oregon has become a media celebrity while looking for love, tracing a zigzag path that has carried him hundreds of miles nearly to California, while his alpha male sire and a sibling that stayed home near the Idaho border are under a death […]

By Suzanne Stone Our successes in the Wood River Valley and the use of non-lethal deterrents elsewhere have helped reduce wolf depredation and thus the need for compensation payments to ranchers who lose livestock to wolves. This is why we were pleased to announce the sunsetting of Defenders of Wildlife’s long-running compensation program last year. […]

By DICK MASON LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Wolves are not bloodless killers, but they can appear to be. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Russ Morgan explained why and much more during a recent presentation about wolves at a meeting of the Union/Wallowa county chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. Morgan, the ODFW’s […]

Gray wolves regain federal protections under Endangered Species Act On August 5, 2010, a federal judge overturned a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), paving the way for these critical predators to rebuild their numbers to ecologically sustainable levels. This ruling is […]

by Jeremy Hance and Rhett Butler Saving the Ethiopian wolf in face of habitat loss, diseased dogs, and climate change, an interview with Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, founder of the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. Living on the roof of Africa, the Ethiopian wolf is one of the world’s rarest carnivores, if not the rarest! Trapped on a […]

By Mail Foreign Service He is a fully grown Rottweiler. She is a tiny wolf pup. But that hasn’t stopped 18-month-old,150lb dog Ulrok and and eight-week-old cub Beldaran becoming best of friends They sleep together, frolic in the sun and even howl at the moon in unison – and their unlikely union brings a smile […]

Copyright 2009 by WPTZ.com AKWESASNE TERRITORY — An unusual wolf-dog hybrid that went missing from a northern New York Native American territory in a case of foul play has been recaptured and safely returned to a wolf pack sanctuary in Indiana. The canine disappeared from its cage on the Akwesasne Territory April 19. Akwesasne authorities […]

As strangers begin to approach, a stirring inside the double-fenced pen registers to Maria Ferguson. From the outside, it takes a moment to discern the slowly moving shapes within the dense shade of the enclosure. Two layers of steel-wire fencing distract your focus like a window screen, while the glare of the afternoon sun dares […]

The reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park has had a dramatic effect on its environment, helping to restore its ecological balance to a more natural state that was last seen half a century ago. Since wolves were returned to America’s most celebrated national park in 1995 after an absence of 70 years, young aspen […]

A demand by Catron County officials to remove an endangered Mexican gray wolf from the wild in southwestern New Mexico has been rejected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. County officials wanted the female wolf removed because they said it had a history of cattle depredations. The county threatened to enforce an ordinance it […]

Most people cannot escape the magical images conjured up by a wolf’s howl. Here in the mountains of New Mexico it’s a common sound, and anyone who has seen “Dances With Wolves” can feel the Native American spirit associated with them. A road trip to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is not only a chance […]




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