September 15th: Two endangered Mexican gray wolves, one in Arizona and one in New Mexico, have been found dead. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of death.
September 12th, Washington: Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind has authorized the killing of another wolf pack in Northwest Washington. The pack does not yet have a name, but it's being blamed for a handful of livestock depredations. The pack is roaming the same range where the state has already killed wolves from two other packs in the past two years, making this the third year in a row a pack has faced lethal action.
September 4th: Wolves once roamed the continent freely ... but as more and more humans came along and with them, livestock, wolf populations began to dwindle. In Yellowstone, the last of the park's gray wolves were killed in 1926. Now with the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone, there is the emergence of a more normal ecosystem and one that will support greater biodiversity.
September 2nd, Washington: Amaroq Weiss, a wolf advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, said the killing could trigger more wolf-livestock conflicts, as the female wolf left in the Togo pack may seek out livestock as easier prey in order to sustain the rest of the pack. Weiss said the center is proceeding with its lawsuit that argues the state is improperly issuing kill orders.
September 1st, Wyoming: Idaho and Wyoming had been scheduled to hold their first grizzly hunts in more than 40 years in the mountainous region surrounding Yellowstone National Park. At the request of wildlife advocates and Native American tribes, a federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked the hunts for 14 days while he considers whether protections for the bears should be restored.
September 1st, Connecticut: A rare red wolf, named Peanut, who came from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, is now at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. He joins the zoo’s female red wolf, Shy, who has been living at the city’s zoo since 2016.