From Wisconsin Public Radio:

Wisconsin’s gray wolves would lose their endangered species status under a bill being introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Baldwins’ bill follows decades of legal and political battles over whether the wolf population has recovered enough to warrant dropping federal protections. Her “Northern Great Lakes Wolf Recovery Act” would take a somewhat novel approach by expanding the definition of Minnesota’s wolf population — which has been federally listed as “threatened” since 1978 — to include wolves in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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From The Providence Journal:

Two endangered red wolf pups were born at the Roger Williams Park Zoo last month, marking the second year in a row the zoo has celebrated a red-wolf birth, the zoo announced Tuesday.

Born April 29, the two pups are the second litter for Brave, 8, and Diego, 7. Brave gave birth to the pups’ sister, Saluda, last May. According to the zoo, Brave and Diego were recommended to breed as part of the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan, a cooperative effort by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to save the species.

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Form Lake County News:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported this week that two new groups of wolves have been confirmed in Northern California — one in Tehama County and the other in western Lassen County.

If the department designates each as a pack, they would become the fifth and sixth confirmed wolf packs in the Golden State in 100 years.

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From Knau:

Arizona wildlife officials say they’ve introduced 16 captive-born endangered Mexican gray wolf pups to wild dens.

The process known as cross-fostering is meant to increase genetic diversity in the wolf population.

The newborn pups were placed within 14 days of being born and bred at four facilities across the U.S.

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From Silver City Daily Press:

The April shooting of a Mexican gray wolf by the government has environmental groups concerned about the welfare of its pack.
A male wolf labeled as M1296 — also known as “Rusty,” a name suggested by a middle school student in a national competition — was killed April 12.

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From Courthouse News Service:

In the coming months, Colorado biologists will release a pack of wolves onto the western slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The apex predator was hunted into local extinction eight decades ago, clearing the way for another animals to settle and thrive: livestock.

In anticipation of inevitable wolf conflicts, Governor Jared Polis signed into a bill into law late Tuesday night that allocates funding to compensate livestock owners for wolf predation and harassment.

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From Denver 7:

When the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission approved the final plan to introduce and manage gray wolves in Colorado earlier this month, a brief section of the plan outlined where those initial donor wolves may come from.

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From Rhode Island Monthly:

As the warmer weather approaches, a couple furry friends have entered the world. Roger WilliamsPark Zoo proudly welcomed its newest members, two red wolf pups born on April 29.

This is the second year in a row eight-year-old Brave (the dam) and seven-year-old Diego (the sire) have added to zoo family as part of Red Wolf Species Survival Plan, a cooperative effort among the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions to save species. Born last May, their first pup, Saluda, was the first red wolf born at the Zoo since 2005 and the first successful birth for mom Brave.

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In the study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution this month, citizen scientists from The Grassland Trust, Pune, and researchers from Bengaluru-based National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) found the existence of hybrid wolf dog specie in Pune, which have become a threat to the Indian wolf specie.

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From the Coloradoan:

Gov. Jared Polis vetoed a bill that would have postponed Colorado’s wolf reintroduction, slated for December, until after a federal rule is in place for protected wolves to be legally killed in certain situations.

Senate Bill 23-256 passed the Colorado House and Senate after being heavily amended, but Polis, a Democrat who favors wolf reintroduction, refused to sign the bill Tuesday.

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