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Tribal View of Wisconsin Wolf Hunt
Ojibwe tribes look at wolves as teachers that show humans how to live on the landscape,
raise young using extended family units, and persevere under persecution. Because of
their intertwined fate with wolves, the Ojibwe have always been interested in doing
what's best for the wolf, which does not include a public wolf hunt in Wisconsin at
Love Wolves and Hate Coyotes? A Conundrum for Canid Enthusiasts
Coyotes are a lot like wolves. They are territorial, social pack animals, so why are
coyotes widely despised while wolves often enjoy an almost mythical status among many
With Elk and Wolves, Someone is Fibbing
Predictions that wolves would decimate elk populations in the Yellowstone region have
not proven true based on comments posted on the Web sites of outfitters, yet these
same outfitters claim wolves have "ruined" the region"s elk herds.
The auditorium at the International Wolf Center looked like the paparazzi had arrived
and were awaiting royalty. In the early morning of that last day in July, the atmosphere
was electric with anticipation of the introduction of our newest wolf pups, Boltz and
Luna, to the Exhibit Pack. Suddenly the buzz of volunteers and staff at the observation
stations ceased as Boltz and Luna took their tentative first steps into the main
enclosure. Within seconds a staccato clicking of camera shutters erupted, breaking
the silence of those who anticipated this moment.
And Then There Were Four…
On Monday, July 30, the International Wolf Center implemented theintroduction plan
for the 2012 pups. They became the newest members of the Exhibit Pack, which now
contains four wolves: Aidan, Denali, Boltz and Luna.
Updates From Around the Globe
The constant battle for and against wolves continues globally. A brief summary of
some of what is happening around the world-both to conserve and manage wolves-is
presented in this update from around the globe.
Return of the Wolves
I wake up in the middle of the night. Howling outside of my tent has taken me out of
a deep sleep, and I am jolted back into waking life, excited and happy. The family
must be really close by. As I am listening attentively and tuning into their presence
on the mountain, I am able to discern two different adult voices, probably those of
the mother and father of the wolf family.
Nine-Year-Old Wolf Enthusiast Hosts Fundraisers
Elizabeth Burras wants to help wolves. Since the age of five, Elizabeth has dreamed
of becoming a veterinarian so that one day she can live in Ely, Minnesota, and help
the wolves at the International Wolf Center.
Wild Child, or I Fathered a Wolf Girl
Recently my daughter and I made the five-hour drive north from our coastal North
Carolina home to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, which is the only place
left in the world where red wolves roam wild. We saw a black bear on the trip and later
went on the scheduled wolf howl walk with the rangers and, sure enough, when the
rangers howled, the wolves howled back, their song more higher-pitched than you would
think, like horror movie screams.