Latest Wolves News

Federal agency hears testimony on fate of gray wolves

Jun. 26, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government's latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list. The proposal would return...

Saved from icy river, Estonian wolf "probably" shot

Jun. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said. The Environment Agency told local broadcaster ERR late Wednesday the wolf's GPS tracking collar hasn't transmitted...

The return of the wolf: Wild cubs born in the Netherlands

Jun. 20, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Wolves are officially back in the Netherlands, two centuries after the animals were hunted to extinction in the country, after a pair produced a litter in the wild — news welcomed Thursday by conservationists. The province of Gelderland posted a video online this week...

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

Jun. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S. It's also about timing as wolves in...

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

Jun. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it. Today, pooches use the...

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

Jun. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The head of a wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia. Valery Plotnikov, a top researcher at the local branch of the Russian...

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

Jun. 13, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The head of a wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia. Valery Plotnikov, a top researcher at the local branch of the Russian...

Slovenia to cull growing bear, wolf population after attacks

Jun. 12, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government has approved the culling of dozens of bears and wolves to curb the animals' growing population following a sharp increase in attacks on domestic animals. The official STA news agency says more than 100 farm animals have been killed by bears or wolves this...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jun. 5, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: BUDGET OFFERS OPPORTUNITY The Citizens' Voice, June 4 With the new state fiscal year looming July 1, the Legislature has begun serious deliberations on the budget. Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $34.15 billion budget in February, about $927.3 million, or 2.75% greater than the...

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

Jun. 4, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Zoo officials say the first litter of endangered Mexican gray wolf pups has been born there in 20 years. Zoo spokeswoman Linda Hardwick says a wolf named Tazanna delivered a litter of six pups in early May. Tazanna and the pups' father Tulio are both 3 years old and arrived at the...