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  • Interesting Articles & Information
    Conserving the Mexican Wolf - U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Mexican Gray Wolf - Wildlife Science Center Effort Underway to Save Endangered Mexican Wolf, Youtube - CBS Evening News Recovering the Mexican Gray Wolf, Youtube, Defenders of Wildlife Mexican Gray Wolf: What You Need To Know - Earthjustice Mexican gray wolf population surpasses 200 for the first time since recovery efforts began - Arizona Central Mexican Wolf Natural History - Center for Biological Diversity Lobos of the Southwest - Lobos of the Southwest Mexican gray wolf Asha paired with mate after traveling over 100 miles - USA Today Defenders of Wildlife calls for natural dispersal of Mexican Gray Wolf- Defenders of Wildlife Wolves Of Arizona | Filming Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves - Filming the Wild Speak Up for the Mexican Gray Wolf - Defenders of Wildlife Advocates worry about Mexican gray wolf population - KRQE A Turning Point for Mexican Gray Wolves? - Defenders of Wildlife What does the 10 (j) status mean for Mexican gray wolves? - Lobos of the Southwest
  • Wolf Protrayal
    The way individuals see wolves is one of our biggest fights. In tales such as 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Three Little Pigs' all have a common element--The Big Bad Wolf. In these stories, the wolf is seen as a blood-thirsty monster. But, these are just fictional stories, and real wolves are fearful of humans and avoid interacting with them. Unfortunately, people believed these fake stories, which lead to centuries of hatred and violence towards an animal who's only crime was it's wrongful depiction. Still, today, movies and books are being created and produced with an 'evil' wolf. We are working to turn that around, and help people understand wolves and their true nature. Learn more about wolves through our FAQ page!
  • The Slaughter of Endangered Wolves
    Wolves, as of February 2022, are protected throughout the U.S with the exception of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Yet, even in areas of the U.S where wolves are protected, they stil can't seem to escape illegal & boarder killings. Once a wolf crosses the Yellowstone boarder, surrounded by states in which wolves are not protected, they are in the danger zone. In 2023, more than 5 Yellowstone wolves were killed all because they unknowingly crossed the invisible boarder of Yellowstone National Park. Wolf/animal rights advocates and individuals who voted for the Colorado wolf reintroduction are concerned that wolves will venture into Wyoming and be shot and killed there. Although, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be vigilant, and relocate a wolf if it strays from their 'nonessential expiremental population' or 10(j) zone. There have been cases in which a federally protected wolf has been shot and killed despite it's designation under the Endangered Species Act. Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) and red wolves (Canis rufus) are critically endangered species, and still suffer from vehicle strikes and illegal poaching. Conserving the Wolves' tactic for protecting species is education. Through this, we can ensure more individuals are aware of the plight wolves face in the wild. We have several petitions YOU can sign that include the goal of protecting Northern Rocky Mountain wolves, halt the illegal killing of critically endangered wolves such as the red and Mexican wolf, and stop the brutal boarder killing of wolves in Yellowstone. Help save the wolves by signing the petitions listed below. Northern Rocky Mountain wolves need your help! Help red wolves Help us save British Columbia wolves Stop killing wolves that cross Yellowstone's boarder
  • How are purchases collected?
    Purchases are collected through Venmo. Before you pay, you must fill out a form containing your contact info and a high-resolution picture of your pet. You will then submit your customization form and pay for the item. After this, you will recieve a confirmation email for your purchase.
  • How long will it take to get my pet portrait?
    Pet portraits and any form of art takes time. For your pet portrait, you can expect to receive it within 2 weeks.
  • Articles & Interesting Info
    Red Wolf Recovery Program - US Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Event Timeline - International Wolf Center Natural History of the Red Wolf - Center for Biological Diversity Why are Red Wolves Important? - Champions for Wildlife American Red Wolves - Endangered Wolf Center Red Wolf Webinar 2023 - Defenders of Wildlife, Youtube Coexisting with Red Wolves - Defenders of Wildlife, Youtube History and Future of the American Red Wolf - Reflection Riding, Youtube Red Wolf | Most Endangered Wolf - Fresno Chaffee Zoo Saving the Endangered American Red Wolf - Association of Zoos and Aquariums Lawsuit Challenges ‘Nonessential’ Designation of Last Wild Red Wolf Population - Center for Biological Diversity More endangered red wolves will be released in the U.S. under a legal settlement - NPR News US zoo saving endangered red wolf, one dental checkup at a time - Rueters Endangered red wolf can make it in the wild, but not without 'significant' help, study says - Phys.org Critically endangered red wolf joins Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide - 11 News
  • Biological Research & Recovery Efforts
    Eastern North Carolina Red Wolf Population Release Plan - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Revised Recovery Plan for Red Wolf - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Population Viability Analysis of the Red Wolf - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service 2021-2022 Management Activities - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Red Wolf - America’s Wolf | How you can help the red wolf - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Program Public Information Meeting - U.S Fish & Wildlife Service Red Wolf Species Profile - U.S Fish & and Wildlife Service
  • When do wolves breed?
    Wolves typically breed between the months of February and March. Gestation periods (length of pregnancy) lasts for about 63 days.
  • What's life like in wolf packs?
    Wolf packs consist of a breeding pair and their offspring. The parents are the only wolves in the pack to mate. When wolf pups reach between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks, the pack will abandon the den in search of a rendezvous site. Once wolf pups reach sexual maturity between 1-2 years of age, two or more wolves will disperse (split) from their birth pack to find and establish territory of their own. Older pups will be involved in caring for the younger pups within the pack during this time. In some circumstances, dispersing wolves will join other packs. When this occurs, it's usually hunt more effectively and better their survival. If a wolf pack is large, there can be more than one breeding pairs within the family. If the pack is small, there is typically only one breeding pair.
  • What is a wolf's habitat?
    Red wolves: Red wolves prefer to live in grasslands, swamps, and forests. ​ Northern Rocky mountain wolf: Canadian Rocky Mountain wolves live in the states that make up the rocky mountain region; such as Idaho, Montana, etc. ​ Mexican gray wolf: Mexican wolves are native to Arizona, New Mexico. and Mexico. Their habitat consists of mainly plains and mountain forests. ​ Algonquin wolf: the Algonquin wolf (or the eastern wolf) is native to Canadian regions and prefer to live in deciduous forests.
  • How many species/subspecies are there is the US?
    There are only two species of wolf in North America--the gray wolf and the red wolf. Other subspecies in the U.S include: Northern Rocky mountain gray wolf Mexican wolf Arctic wolf Eastern wolf Alexander Archipelago wolf Great Plains wolf
  • What do wolves eat?
    A gray wolf's diet typically consits of ungulants such as elk, deer, moose, bison, etc. Red wolves primarily hunt smaller animals including white-tailed deer, rodents, and nutria.
  • Are wolves dangerous to humans?
    No. Wolves are afraid of people and avoid human contact. In the past century, only 2 people have been killed by wolves.
  • What percentage of livestock is lost to wolves?
    Only about 0.2% of cattle is lost to wolves. If a wolf ever does approach livestock, there are plenty of non-lethal deterrents. ​ Coexisting with wolves using non-lethal deterrents Why Killing Wolves Doesn't Work
  • What is a wolf's average lifespan?
    In the wild, wolves typically live 2-3 years. However, in captivity, wolves can live up to 16 years due to the safety from risks they face in the wild like hunters and trappers.

Pet Portraits for Wolves

Our main goal for wolves is education/advocacy, but we love to donate to other organizations who are participating in the Species Survival Plan which helps increase the number of an endangered species in the wild. The money we accumulate from pet portrait purchases will go towards organizations with the same goal--saving wolves! Plus, individuals will get their own, custom-made pet portrait!

 

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