Uncertain future for federal red wolf program near NC coast

With fewer than three dozen red wolves remaining in the wild on the Albemarle Peninsula in Eastern North Carolina, the federal agency that oversees them will consider a change to the existing regulations governing the 30-year-old red wolf recovery program.Supporters of the program that reintroduced the federally endangered animal into the wild said a change to the current rules would imperil their existence.But opponents – many of whom are residents of the peninsula – said they hoped the Red Wolf Recovery Program administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would soon come to an end. The federal agency manages wildlife refuges and protects federally endangered species.

Source: Uncertain future for federal red wolf program near NC coast

Wolves attack more calves in northeast Washington – Livestock – Capital Press

Wolves in northern Ferry County have attacked at least two calves and probably two more in the past several days, apparently crossing the threshold for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to consider culling the pack.As of Friday morning, the department had not announced whether the attacks were by a known pack. It also had not issued notice that it will remove wolves. The department has pledged to give one business-day notice before targeting a pack. The notice gives environmental groups time to go to court and seek a restraining order.

Source: Wolves attack more calves in northeast Washington – Livestock – Capital Press

Warning issued in Banff National Park after female wolf approaches campers – Red Deer Advocate

BANFF, Alta. — A warning is in effect in Banff National Park after a wolf approached campers in a busy campground.Parks Canada ecologist Jesse Whittington said the warning on the Bow Valley Parkway, which runs between Banff and Lake Louise, was issued this week because a collared wolf entered the Castle Mountain campground at night on Aug. 27.“She searched through several occupied campsites for food and she approached campers to within one metre and then left the campground,” Whittington said in an interview Tuesday.“She did not receive any food rewards, which is great, but her persistent behaviour while people were watching and following her was concerning.“Once wolves and wildlife become conditioned to human food, it’s so hard to change their behaviour.”

Source: Warning issued in Banff National Park after female wolf approaches campers – Red Deer Advocate

First wolf pups confirmed in Oregon’s northern Cascades | OregonLive.com

At least two wolf pups were observed on the southern flanks of Mount Hood earlier this month, marking the first time a breeding pair of Wolves has been seen in the northern Cascades since the endangered canids first returned to Oregon around a decade ago.

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Rare red wolf finds new home at Beardsley Zoo – Houston Chronicle

BRIDGEPORT — Another rare red wolf now calls the Beardsley Zoo home after arriving in mid-July, the zoo announced on Friday.The wolf, a 3-year-old named Peanut, came from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. The zoo said the last few weeks were spent making Peanut comfortable in his new home.The zoo’s on-site veterinarian ruled Peanut to be in “excellent physical condition.” He joins the zoo’s female red wolf, Shy, who has been living at the city’s zoo since 2016.

Source: Rare red wolf finds new home at Beardsley Zoo – Houston Chronicle

State can kill Togo pack wolf, judge rules | The Spokesman-Review

OLYMPIA – State wildlife officials can kill an injured wolf in a pack that has been preying on cattle in northeast Washington, a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled Friday.Judge Carol Murphy refused to extend a court order against Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to kill a male wolf in the Togo pack, saying the environmental groups opposing those plans had not met the legal burden to continue the temporary restraining order issued Aug. 20.Department director Kelly Susewind said staff would proceed with plans to kill the wolf, which has been located and appears to have a broken leg but remains mobile.At 5 p.m., when the temporary restraining order expired, department staff in the area occupied by the pack were authorized to shoot and kill the wolf.

Source: State can kill Togo pack wolf, judge rules | The Spokesman-Review

Ethiopia deploys hidden rabies vaccine in bid to protect endangered wolf | Environment | The Guardian

Rabies vaccines hidden inside goat meat baits have been deployed in the first campaign to protect the Ethiopian wolf, Africa’s most endangered carnivore.There are less than 500 of the wolves in the high mountains of Ethiopia and they are very vulnerable to infectious diseases from domestic dogs. The oral vaccine approach will next be rolled out to cover all six surviving populations of the wolf.

Source: Ethiopia deploys hidden rabies vaccine in bid to protect endangered wolf | Environment | The Guardian