Endangered Red Wolf Pup Gets Toothy

The Wolf Conservation Center’s critically endangered red wolf pups are almost seven weeks old!

The little wanderers are growing more independent every day.

Around five weeks old, the pups were moved out of the den to another location called a “rendezvous site.” Here, the pups are playing with just about anything they can get their paws and sharp little teeth on, but always under the watchful eyes of their parents.

The gradual process of weaning has begun – their menu has expanded to include small pieces of meat regurgitated by their parents and older siblings. Soon adult hair will become more apparent and their eyes will gradually change from blue to yellow-gold.

With disproportionately large feet and ears, the pups are romping, playing, biting, and tackling one another. Beyond being great fun for the siblings, the pups are sharpening important skills and establishing a pecking order in the family hierarchy.

This critically endangered red wolf pup represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation to save a species from the brink of extinction.

The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), is a 501c3 non-profit organization in South Salem, NY.

The WCC is one of a network of facilities participating in the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan – a national initiative whose primary purpose is to support the reestablishment of red wolves in the wild through captive breeding, public education, and research.

For more information about wolves and the WCC’s participation in wolf recovery, please visit our website at www.nywolf.org.
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Robotic Wolf hangs out with Wolf Cubs at Den

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Spy Wolf Cub keeps some young wolf cubs company but they soon come under attack by swarms of mosquitoes!

Clip from programme 3 ‘Friendship’ of our PBS/THIRTEEN Productions LLC series Spy in the Wild.

Narrated by David Tennant

Music by Will Gregory

Directed by John Downer

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Published: 2018-02-12 17:38:02
Duration: 2M14S
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16 Poignant Moments From Atka’s Legendary Career

On May 17, Ambassador Wolf Atka turned 16 years old!

The confident and charismatic ambassador has won the hearts and opened the minds of hundreds of thousands of people throughout his storied career.

In honor of Ambassador wolf Atka’s 16th birthday, we reflect upon 16 poignant moments from his legendary career!

Thank you, Atka, for allowing the world to form lasting connections with not only you but your wild kin as well!

Atka is a captive-born Arctic gray wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), a 501c3 non-profit organization, in South Salem, NY. He is one of the four ‘ambassador wolves’ at the WCC that help teach the public about wolves and their vital role in the environment.

If you want to watch Zephyr, Alawa, Nikai, Atka or the WCC’s critically endangered Mexican gray wolves or red wolves in live time, visit our live wolf webcams at http://www.nywolf.org/webcams.

If you see something cool, let us know!

For more information about wolves and the WCC’s participation in wolf recovery, please visit our website at www.nywolf.org and follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nywolforg) and twitter (https://twitter.com/nywolforg), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/wolfconservationcenter)

Channel: nywolforg
Published: 2018-05-18 19:30:38
Duration: 1M52S
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Mommy Squirrel finds out her baby is safe Watch what happens next!

It was around 9 in the morning. I was enjoying a cup of tea on my terrace. Just out of sheer curiosity I peeked over my terrace onto the street only to find a tiny baby squirrel lying on the main door of my house. I quickly rushed down to pick it up as it could have easily become the surprise breakfast to a stray dog or a cat. I softly cupped it in my hands and brought it to the cosy ambiance of my home. I cleaned it dry with a soft cloth as it had fallen into the drain from its nest, which perched on the electric pole that stands in front of my house. I could only wonder how much this tiny creature must have struggled to come out of that filthy drain. Despite its feeble size, the baby appeared to be a true fighter. It looked extremely stressed and could not muster up enough energy to jump out of my hands. And after a few minutes, it quietly surrendered itself as somewhere deep inside it knew it was in safe hands.
I always wanted to have a squirrel as a pet, however, it is not easy to have one as they are extremely shy creatures. Being a photographer by profession, I am never away from my camera. And as luck would have it, I now had a wonderful opportunity of capturing some heart-warming pictures of this beautiful baby squirrel, whom I was happily visualising as my prospective squirrel friend.
I went to the medical store and bought a dropper so that I could feed the baby some milk. At such times, YouTube comes handy, as I quickly watched some videos on how to feed a baby squirrel and learnt some easy-peasy tricks. I fed it some milk through the dropper which it thoroughly relished. Meanwhile, I shared some of its pictures with my friends, introducing it as my newfound love of my life. They suggested some really quirky names for the baby from Gillu and Hogard to Munna Mushtaq and Brij Pal Gotiya. While some wanted to adopt it, a few wished if it could accompany them on a trip. In no matter of time, it had certainly become quite popular amongst my friends. J
To make it feel more at home, I created a tiny home out of a shoe box, in which I had laid out some cotton and had tenderly placed the baby on it. I made sure to check its condition every now and then while feeding it milk at regular intervals. I was glad that it was responding well and that it now felt comfortable and safe in my company. After a few hours, I noticed it had started playing inside the box while constantly chattering and gathering all its energy back. I took it out of the shoe box and it fearlessly started jumping on my arms and shoulders as if inspecting me and extending a hand of friendship towards me. We clicked some amazing selfies together and I must say it posed like a seasoned model. 😀
It had barely come down from my shoulders when I noticed a squirrel approaching towards me. I quickly understood that it was the mother of this cute little baby. I could clearly feel that she was afraid of me but that didn’t stop her from coming close to me. She looked at me intently and then softly touched my hand as if graciously thanking me for saving her baby’s life. I felt a lump in my throat and an indescribable feeling of love and respect for that tiny creature. She checked her baby and kissed her zillion times. It was truly an incredible sight! After showering oodles of love on her baby, the squirrel turned towards me and touched me again and then quietly picked her baby in her mouth and disappeared. Tears trickled down my cheeks experiencing such an amazing moment of unconditional love between a mother and a child. I am so pleased with myself that I could manage to capture this incredible moment in my camera, which would forever hold a special place in my heart. I feel blessed to have been able to save the life of that tiny creature who with its mother reminded me of some really important virtues of lives that we all know of but often forget to practice, sometimes unknowingly and sometimes, perhaps deliberately.

Here is the link to my photography pages, where you can check a few images that I had clicked of the mother and the baby:  https://www.facebook.com/ShutterbugKevin/photos/a.580973651987250.1073741837.105511642866789/1366120356805905/?type=3&theater

 

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Published: 2017-03-15 18:18:23
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Tigers reaction to the kittens

The tigers meet the kittens for the first time , a bit different to when they met the puppies .
Channel: michael jamison
Published: 2017-12-16 07:04:42
Duration: 12M13S
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