Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers


Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

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Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Published: 04 Jun 2015 14:46 GMT+02:00  http://www.thelocal.de/20150604/hand-raised-wolves-to-boost-wolf-numbers

A new wolf enclosure in the Hunsrück-Hochwald national park opened at Pentecost (24th May) and will welcome the wolves brought as a pack when they are weaned.

But for now, they are being nursed in the small village of Kempfeld by a team led by animal carer Luise Reis (28).

„The European wolf belongs in our forests here and will come back one day,” Reis said.

Introducing the new cubs will bring the total number of packs in Germany up to around 30. Until then, they require round-the-clock care.

„It’s like being a human mother with sextuplets; exhausting, nerve-racking and it makes me completely happy,“ Reis…

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Wolves of Yellowstone Documentary : Our wonderful Planet


Wolves of Yellowstone Documentary


When Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872, gray wolf (Canis lupus) populations were already in decline in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The creation of the national park did not provide protection for wolves or other predators, and government predator control programs in the first decades of the 1900s essentially helped eliminate the gray wolf from Yellowstone. The last wolves were killed in Yellowstone in 1926. After that time, sporadic reports of wolves still occurred, but scientists confirmed that sustainable wolf populations had been extirpated and were absent from Yellowstone during the mid-1900s.

Starting in the 1940s, park managers, biologists, conservationists and environmentalists began what would ultimately turn into a campaign to reintroduce the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. When the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was passed, the road to legal reintroduction was clear. In 1995, gray wolves were first reintroduced into Yellowstone…

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