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6 wolf pups caught on trail cam in Mount Hood area

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. (AP) — Officials say six wolf pups have been born this year to Oregon's White River wolf pack in the Mount Hood area. Biologists with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs posted footage of the pups from a trail camera that was shared on Facebook by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

Jul. 10, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state. Agency director Kelly Susewind said the state will kill part of the OPT pack, for the second year in a row, in...

Oregon animal advocates raise funds online for wolf fence

Jun. 28, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A Southern Oregon animal advocacy group has launched an online fundraising drive to help safely separate wolves and livestock. The Herald and News reports that KS Wild set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for an electric fence to keep wolves off private property in Prospect....

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...