Cotswold Wildlife Park escaped wolf shot dead – BBC News

A wolf has been shot dead after it escaped from Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire.Visitors to the park were told to stay indoors when the female animal, named Ember, was discovered outside the perimeter fence at 11:00 BST on Friday.The park’s managing director said staff tried to tranquilise the three-year-old Eurasian wolf, but it was out of range.Earlier this year Ember gave birth to five cubs, the first wolves to be born at the park in its 47-year history.Visitor Penelope Bennett said on Twitter: “Wolf on the loose at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and we are all shut in the walled garden.”

Source: Cotswold Wildlife Park escaped wolf shot dead – BBC News

What Happens To Wolves When They’re Raised Like Dogs? | Gizmodo Australia

Wolves and dogs are separated by 15,000 years of evolution, during which time the species have veered off into radically different directions. Dogs still retain many of their ancestral behaviours, but less is known about any latent “dog-like” tendencies among modern wolves. A new study of human-raised wolf pups suggests wolves can become attached to their owners in a manner reminiscent of dogs — but that’s where the similarities end.

Source: What Happens To Wolves When They’re Raised Like Dogs? | Gizmodo Australia

New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves – Global Times

Wolves have a complex image in China. On one hand, many Chinese find them scary, which is why there are numerous stories about wolves harming people and other animals in traditional Chinese culture. On the other hand, Chinese also respect these animals because they are seen as being “courageous” and “tough.”According to the thesis paper Study on the Culture of the Wolf in China by Ma Jianzhang, Yang Guotao and Ma Yiqing, nomadic tribes in North China and Northwest China had great respect for wolves because they needed to fight against the harsh environment of the regions just like the tribes did. Fear of wolves was mainly prevalent in the central parts of China, since the farmers in these regions saw these animals as enemies that were a direct threat to their livestock.

Source: New documentary about orphaned wolf cub dispels misunderstandings about wolves – Global Times

Hunter kills the last of the Druid wolves – Jackson Hole News&Guide: Environmental

When the wolf known as 778M was in his heyday atop the Blacktail Pack, competing canines that ventured into his territory in Yellowstone’s Northern Range weren’t likely to be greeted with submission.The unusually large alpha male was fiercely defensive and protective.“He would fight at the drop of the hat, and he was willing to run right into battle,” Yellowstone Wolf Project Biological Technician Rick McIntyre said.“In defense of his family and his territory,” McIntyre said, “he was very aggressive.”The size, aggression and smarts led 778M to a long, productive life, in wolf terms. At 9 1/2 years old, 778M was among the oldest known male wolves since the large carnivore species was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park 21 years ago. Before being shot and killed by a Montana hunter last month, the big alpha was also the last living member of the Druid Peak Pack, which grew to an almost unheard of 37 animals, was witnessed by 100,000 visitors and helped make wolf-watching into big business.

Source: Hunter kills the last of the Druid wolves – Jackson Hole News&Guide: Environmental

June 2016 News

Mountain Town News: Will wolves ever yip & growl in Colorado?
June 25, 2016 (Summit Daily)

California grey wolf report with photo of new resident lone wolf
June 23, 2016 (Daily Kos)

Another apparent wolf sighting in California brings delight, fear
June 23, 2016 (San Francisco Chronicle)

Wolf OR-33 visits Ashland, attacks livestock, skips town
June 22, 2016 (Statesmen Journal)

Court Asked to Stop US Fish & Wildlife Service from Capturing, Killing Wild Red Wolves
June 21, 2016 (Animal Welfare Institute)

Wolf pup from beleaguered Bow Valley pack struck and killed by train
June 21, 2016 (Calgary Herald)

End of an Era for Iconic Denali Wolf Pack?; by Christina Eisenberg
June 21, 2016 (Huff Post Blog)

Walker Calls For Resuming Wolf Hunting In Wisconsin
June 20, 2016 (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Wolf hunting limits increased for the region; province on the lookout for squatters
June 19, 2016 (The Boundary Sentinel)

Will science find a way to save Earth’s top predators?
June 17, 2016 (Science Blog)

Pacific Rim National Park issues wolf advisory between Tofino and Ucluelet
June 16, 2016 (Westerly News)

State wolf population at record high
June 16, 2016 (Daily Citizen)

DNR Hosts Wolf Population Meeting
June 16, 2016 (WIFC)

Despite all the warnings, Banff visitors are feeding bears and wolves at an increasing rate
June 16, 2016 (Calgary Sun)

Limits on wolf hunting removed in large areas of Thompson region
June 16, 2016 (CBC News)

New wolf pack reported near Sherman Pass
June 16, 2016 (KIRO7)

Of wolves, deer, maples and wildflowers
June 16, 2016 (Great Lakes Echo)

Cornered Mexican wolf management to appease livestock producers may run out the clock on recovery
June 15, 2016 (Santa Fe Reporter)

New wolf pack confirmed in Washington brings total to 19
June 15, 2016 (The Spokesman)

Wildlife staff working ’24/7′ to deter wolves from busy areas in Banff
June 14, 2016 (Calgary Herald)

Despite federal ruling, wolf pups to stay in New Mexico
June 14, 2016 (stltoday)

Banff’s wolf strategy changing gears in national park
June 14, 2016 (CBC NEWS)

Brown bear, wolf and lynx populations increasing across Europe
June 13, 2016 (myinforms)

Judge bars feds from releasing more Mexican gray wolves in wild
June 10, 2016 (Santa Fe/New Mexican)

Taking on the Wolf Killers: Wildlife Services Challenged;by George Wuerthner
June 10, 2016 (Counter Punch)

World’s largest litter of red wolves so far this year born at Chehaw
June 8, 2016

Wolf euthanized in Banff National Park after ‘extremely bold’ behaviour
June 7, 2016 (CBC News)

WDFW’s new policy on shooting wolves gives field staff key role
June 6, 2016 (Capitol Press)

Wyoming Wolf Expert Retires – But Will Not Be Replaced
June 6, 2016 (K2Radio)

Wolf expert says food access could prove lethal for Bow Valley pack
June 3, 2016 (CBC NEWS)

Banff wolf pack watch continues
June 3, 2016 (Calgary Sun)

DNR to release latest wolf population estimates this month
June 3, 2016 (Channel 3000)

‘Aggressive’ Banff wolves advance on Tunnel Mountain campers, steal loaf of bread
June 2, 2016 (Calgary Sun)

Wolf warning issued for Bow Valley
June 2, 2016 (CBC NEWS)

Debate rages over wolf bounties
June 2, (Rocky Mountain Outlook)

New pups in the pack
June 1, 2016 (Timberjay)

Sweden’s wild wolf numbers going down
June 1, 2016 (The Local Se)

Wolf-killed livestock confirmed in Stevens County
June 1, 2016 (The Spokesman-Review)

Dublin Zoo welcomes eight gray wolves from Osnabrück Zoo, Germany

Dublin Zoo's new wolves get settled in to their new environment. Photo: Patrick Bolger.

According to the Dublin Zoo website,  the wolf pack consists of a bonded male and female pair and their offspring. The wolves range in age from two to ten years old.

Team leader Ciarán McMahon said, “We are very pleased with these wonderful additions to Dublin Zoo. The pack arrived from Germany just two weeks ago and the wolves are showing clear signs of settling in.

“They are comfortable and confident in their new surroundings and remain close at all times.”

The new pack of eight will be introduced to the existing wolves at the Zoo in the coming weeks.

Wild Wolves once roamed the forests of Ireland, but due to habitat destruction and hunting; the last wild wolf seen was a female shot in County Carlow in 1786.

With over one million visitors last year, the Dublin Zoo will hopefully educate the people of Ireland about the status, plight and ecological importance of wolves around the world.