Protect the future of wolf puppies

$8,525 of $12k goal

Raised by 67 people in 10 months
Christina Souto  JULIAN, CA

We are over the moon excited to announce that Joy (F1227) and M1139 have had puppies! A litter of seven healthy puppies - four males and three females!

With less than 400 Mexican gray wolves in the world, having this litter born at our center is truly a special occasion. Our involvement in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan captive breeding program is just one way the California Wolf Center is helping to prevent Mexican gray wolves from becoming extinct.

While we watch this adorable litter grow up, we are hopeful that one day they will be released into the Southwestern wild. They deserve the chance to prevent the wild extinction of their subspecies. And yet, we know one of the largest threats they would face is poaching. We refuse to sit idly by while there is work to do in the field that will save the lives of Mexican gray wolves, including those individuals we have had the opportunity to see grow up in our care.

We established the Mexican Wolf Fund in 2011 as a way to do just that. Proactive nonlethal tools and experienced field personnel are a consistent funding need. Last year, the wild population decreased for the first time since recovery efforts began, so it is imperative we increase our field efforts.

Just like Joy and M1139, wild Mexican gray wolf breeding pairs are raising their own puppies. This next month is critical to preventing wolf-livestock interactions, as research shows that when wolf packs are denning there is a greater risk of livestock depredation. Help us raise $12,000 in the next thirty days to protect wild wolves and newborn wild pups through our coexistence efforts!
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Update 12
Posted by Christina Souto
1 month ago
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Earlier last year, we were extremely excited to announce the birth of seven Mexican gray wolf puppies here at the California Wolf Center. The pups are nearly a year old now and look more like adults than puppies now!

As wolves enter breeding season, we are excited and hopeful for our two breeding pairs and the possibility of seeing more pups in the world! We hope to bring news of more pups soon!

Thank you for your support!
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Update 11
Posted by Christina Souto
4 months ago
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We have reached nearly 2/3 of our $12,000 goal! Thank you so much!! Keep sharing and spreading the word to make sure these seven puppies, and their wild counterparts, have a safe future!
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Update 10
Posted by Christina Souto
4 months ago
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This Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting our recovery efforts for the endangered Mexican gray wolf. The California Wolf Center offers a variety of programs that restore wild Mexican gray wolves.

We participate in the Species Survival Plan, housing and breeding Mexican gray wolves at our conservation center with the chance that they will be released into the wild. Our newest litter of Mexican gray wolf puppies have grown so much and are already on their way to becoming vital components to the survival of their rare subspecies.

We are excited for what lies ahead in this Southwestern story of Mexican gray wolf recovery and thankful for your support!
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Update 9
Posted by Christina Souto
6 months ago
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This bundle of fluff is a wild Mexican gray wolf pup from the Luna Pack, a wild pack located in the Gila National Forest.

In this photo, he is moments away from being released after being processed by a team biologists and specialists that are dedicated to recovering this critically endangered subspecies of gray wolf back from the brink of extinction. Part of the routine during the processing of wild wolves is to take blood for genetic analysis. For this particular pup, the genetic analysis is incredibly important for identifying the parents of the pup. The field team, and the work they do, is a vital piece to recovering these wolves into the wildlands they once roamed.

Your contribution goes towards supporting efforts like this that are truly essential to protecting the Mexican gray wolf. The California Wolf Center thanks you for your support! If we work together, these wolves will have a brighter future.
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$8,525 of $12k goal

Raised by 67 people in 10 months
Created June 27, 2016
Christina Souto  
$1,000
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6 months ago
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$15
Carolyn Kay Doswell
4 months ago

Thank you for helping the endangered wolves.

MG
$100
Marilyn Gibbs
4 months ago

I adore Mexican gray wolf puppies!

LT
$100
Lawrence Thompson
4 months ago

I prefer not to receive a gift.

MG
$250
Marilyn Gibbs
6 months ago

I love the pups. Here's to many more!

LT
$100
Lawrence Thompson
8 months ago

Wolves are just as important as people.

$100
Elissa Maas
8 months ago

In honor of my sweet critter, Shilah.

MM
$50
Michael McLaughlin
9 months ago

Thank you for your coexistence efforts up here in NW CA, Christina and Karin. Because recovery goals are quite small for CA, it is of ecological concern to understand a primary necessity. The DFW is working on ungulate management, and citizens need to pressure for large increases in elk populations and increased protections - wildlife can best recover through more holistic preservation practices. Elk are vital for the return of the wolf; there are three subspecies now extant in CA, The Rocky MT nelsoni live now from Modoc county into the Northernmost Sierras , the Roosevelt Elk of Del Norte and Humboldt utilize more forested areas, and Tule Elk suffer from lack of reintroduction to remaining lowland areas, due to excessive development in original California coastal valleys and oak savanna, although large tracts of the latter still exist in the Sacramento valley. The northern subspecies of wolf tend to prefer elk by nature, and increased prey allow easier repopulation. CWC's focus on genetic health of Mexican Wolf is desperately necessary. I would like to mention to those interested, the work of Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project. Since evidence exists that Mexican Wolves once likely existed in California's New York and Providence Mountains, assistance to GCWRP (I donate to them) can help CWC efforts to meaningful recovery linking those magnificent Mojave massifs of Southern CA to viable habitat across the Southwest over time.

LT
$100
Lawrence Thompson
9 months ago

I like wolves better than most people.

JB
$20
Judith Bayer
9 months ago

What wonderful work the California Wolf Center is doing to preserve these wolves. Congratulations!

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