Gray wolf arrives at New Mexico zoo for recovery program

Science 12/27/18, 17:23

Albuquerque's zoo has received another Mexican gray wolf as part of an international recovery effort that includes breeding the endangered animals in captivity to ensure their genetic viability.The ABQ BioPark said Thursday it received the wolf earlier this month from the Binder Zoo in Michigan. The animal will be a ...

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

U.S. 12/13/18, 14:33

Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S.Five wolves were found dead in New Mexico in November, bringing the total for the year to 17. That ...

Endangered Mexican wolf escapes at Colorado wildlife center

U.S. 11/21/18, 18:49

An endangered Mexican wolf escaped from a Colorado wildlife center where it had been taken to breed with other captive wolves, authorities said Wednesday.The year-old, captive-born male got out of an enclosure at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in the town of Divide, 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of ...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies

U.S. 11/13/18, 17:56

A gray wolf relocated this fall from mainland Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park has died of unknown causes, officials said Tuesday, a minor setback in a multiyear plan to rebuild the predator species on the Lake Superior archipelago.The 5-year-old male was among the first two wolves released at the ...

Judge blocks feds’ effort to shrink red wolf territory

U.S. 11/05/18, 17:53

Federal authorities violated a federal law aimed at preserving endangered species by planning to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild, a federal judge ruled in blocking a move that environmentalists said would hasten the animal's demise.U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle ruled in an order ...

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

U.S. 10/17/18, 13:18

Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law.Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that new rules for the red wolf ...

2 wolves moved from mainland to Isle Royale National Park

Science 09/27/18, 15:26

Officials have relocated two gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multiyear effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain.The National Park Service says a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were flown to the park Wednesday from the Grand ...

Blocked US grizzly hunts fuel call for species law changes

U.S. 09/26/18, 11:17

A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed.The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. It will likely force federal ...

‘Ambassador wolf’ Atka dies at NY conservation center

New York 09/24/18, 08:25

An Arctic wolf that had long served as a wildlife ambassador for a conservation center in suburban New York City has died at the age of 16.South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center says Atka died peacefully over the weekend.The Journal News reports Atka arrived in New York from Minnesota in 2002 ...

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