6 thoughts on “Howling Like a Wolf

  1. Extinction event says:

    The Norwegian wolf is extinct : Today’s shared wolf population on the Norwegian-Swedish border is descended from Finnish immigrants https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/936604
    The wolf came to Norway when the ice retreated about 12 000 years ago. But it disappeared from the Norwegian landscape, and probably from Sweden, by about 1970. High hunting pressure and conflicts with agriculture in particular contributed to the animals’ decline.

  2. Ishi says:

    The First Gray Wolf To Roam Southern California In 100 Years Was Just Struck And Killed By A Vehicle https://allthatsinteresting.com/or93-california-gray-wolf
    The gray wolf, called OR93, was born in Oregon in 2019 and began his journey south earlier this year, eventually trekking nearly 1,000 miles in search of new territory and a mate.
    While California was once a wolf territory, the last documented gray wolf so far south in the state was captured in San Bernardino County in 1922. According to NPR, these predators were hunted, trapped, and killed so efficiently by European settlers that they nearly went extinct.
    Map: OR93’s journey https://allthatsinteresting.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/or93-travel-highlights.png

  3. Charles Perrault says:

    Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced that earlier this week, a female wolf (f2754) crossed out of the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area https://www.fws.gov/media/mexican-wolf-experimental-pop-area-map and headed north of I-40. It’s pretty exciting news. The wolf has a radio collar, which is transmitting her movement. She left her natal pack (the Rocky Prairie Pack) last month.
    According to the agency: “Mexican wolves that move outside the MWEPA, including north of I-40, are listed and protected as federally endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Therefore, livestock owners and the public cannot haze or harass wolves north of I-40 without violating the Act, unless the wolf actively poses a threat to human safety. The Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team has notified private landowners in the area. Anyone convicted of killing, harming or harassing an endangered Mexican wolf is subject to a fine and/or criminal charges.” https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2023/01/10/mexican-wolf-crosses-i-40-boundary-in-new-mexico/
    Mexican wolves look similar to coyotes, but coyotes are smaller and have more pointed ears and a more narrow, pointed nose.
    Photo: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.nmpoliticalreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/31130436/unnamed.jpg

    • Laura says:

      “He stood down in the snow and dropped the reins and squatted and thumbed back the brim of his hat. In the floors of the little wells she’d stoven in the snow lay her perfect prints. The broad forefoot. The narrow hind. The sometime dragmark of her dugs or the place where she’d put her nose. He closed his eyes and tried to see her. Her and others of her kind, wolves and ghosts of wolves running in the whiteness of that high world as perfect to their use as if their counsel had been sought in the devising of it. He rose and walked back to where the horse stood waiting. He looked out across the mountain the way she’d come and then mounted and rode on.” Cormac McCarthy, “The Crossing” (1994) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crossing_(McCarthy_novel)

  4. Hózhó says:

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (1/23/23) — A female Mexican gray wolf that roamed beyond the endangered species’ recovery area into the more northern reaches of New Mexico has been captured, authorities said Monday.
    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish used a helicopter to locate and capture the wolf Sunday.
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials in Albuquerque said the wolf will be held temporarily in captivity and paired with a male Mexican wolf “for transfer as a pair to Mexico later this year.”
    They said the female wolf first moved north of the arbitrary Interstate 40 boundary in New Mexico on Jan. 2 and then showed no signs of returning to the experimental population recovery area.
    Authorities said last week that a map showed the wolf near Taos and south of the Colorado border.
    “As it is breeding season and there are no other known wolves in the area, there was a high likelihood of a negative interaction or breeding with domestic dogs,” Fish and Wildlife Service officials said in a statement. https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mexican-gray-wolf-that-roamed-beyond-recovery-17736056.php

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