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2014 Red Wolf SSP meeting

August 2nd, 2014
Erik from Wolf Haven International made this during dinner at the 2013 SSP meeting. I was so glad he shared it with us !

Erik from Wolf Haven International made this during dinner at the 2013 SSP meeting. I was so glad he shared it with us !

Besides picking up lemurs last week in Ohio, I also had the Red Wolf SSP planning meeting. Akron Zoo was a wonderful host, and a beautiful Zoo. We talked about so many things that my head is still spinning: information about captive wolves, wild wolves, veterinary research, enrichment, capture and restraint, and so much more. We spent one whole day discussing husbandry issues, such as enrichment and diets. We also saw several videos on different ways to “catch-up” wolves (Hence Erik’s photo). It’s really helpful for the group to see how other institutions do “things” so we can share, learn, and adapt.

 

many of my counterparts from other institutions that house red wolves.

many of my counterparts from other institutions that house red wolves.

I spent most of the three days sitting around a table. Will Waddell brought his important paperwork in the following folders:

RWSSP folder 2RWSSP folder

We did get a chance to wander around, as well as go behind the scenes. I was busy taking photos of dry erase boards, signs, fences, recycling bins, windows, locks,  and such.  I don’t have animal photos to share with you, but rather the incredibly interesting photos to follow:

locks behind the scenes at the Grizzly exhibit

locks behind the scenes at the Grizzly exhibit

 

Everyone has issues with people sitting on fences. This is what Akron did in one of their exhibit areas to prevent folks from sitting on top.

Everyone has issues with people sitting on fences. This is what Akron did in one of their exhibit areas to prevent folks from sitting on top.

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And let’s not forget the different charts and notes that everyone seems to post:

RWSSP frdige temps

RWSSP fridge rule

Not exactly sure yet what wolves we will have at the Museum next year, but some possibilities were identified and more news will be shared in the fall.

 

 

 

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost: 2014 Red Wolf SSP meeting

July 22nd, 2014

akron zoo logoAkron, here I come!  Remember last year’s meeting? Click here to learn more about the SSP meeting. More news when I return.

I cannot wait to see their red wolf exhibit at the Grizzly Ridge Exhibit area.

 

 

 

 

 

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost: Track the Pack

April 11th, 2014

Check out the USFWS red wolf recovery program Blog. 

There’s lots of great information – you can even learn about us :).

 

 

 

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
I spend a lot of time behind-the-scenes, or here after hours, but if you really want to see me, you'll have to sign-up for a behind-the-scenes program.

2013 red wolf SSP meeting

August 13th, 2013

The red wolf SSP meeting took place the end of July. About 20 folks from institutions that house red wolves were able to make it to the meeting.  Becky Bartel, the Assistant Coordinator of the Red Wolf Re3cvoery Program wrote a great post on their Blog about the meeting. I highly recommend checking out their blog ( http://trackthepack.blogspot.com)  for information about the red wolf recovery program and the red wolves that roam free in the wild.

Our two wolves- 1414 & 1287 – will be here again for next breeding season.

We’re really hoping for some puppies as this is really the last chance female 1287 has as she is just about over-the-hill.

 

Will Waddell makes bets, or bargains, or threats… every year. He’ll do something crazy if a certain pairing of wolves has puppies. This year it’s our pair:

Will Waddell, our fearless leader, says he’ll dance in the streets in a kilt if the wolves at the Museum have puppies!

 

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost:This year’s Red Wolf SSP meeting

July 12th, 2013

In two weeks I’ll be in Florida for this year’s red wolf SSP meeting- Homosassa Springs is hosting this year’s meeting. Read up on past red wolf SSP meetings.

I’ll have more news in August… will we have the two wolves below here next year… Will they have better luck having offspring…

 

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost: red wolf quarterly report

May 8th, 2013

I get sent the red wolf quarterly report from USFWS. Here’s the link to the most recent report:

RW recovery report. 3.13

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost: Red Wolf Quarterly Report

January 30th, 2013

Check out the first Red Wolf quarterly report from USFWS for 2013:

REDWOLF 1st Q report 2013

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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4th red wolf shot since NC loosened coyote hunting

November 20th, 2012

In May we reported about the NCWRC law to allow for coyote hunting at night. It’s been more of a struggle for red wolves since then.

Here’s another article on another red wolf shot: click here.

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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QuikPost: new wolf is here

November 12th, 2012

I drove almost 1000 miles last week to get our new male wolf, 1414. He’s 7 years old, over 70 pounds, and he’s sired pups for the past three years at the Miller Park Zoo. We’re hoping that he and our female (1287) will have pups together this spring. We’ll share photos of him soon.

Jonathan and Jay arrived and we made the transfer from their van to my van in the parking lot of a La Quinta Inn in Columbus Ohio.

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I've been at the Museum sooooo long - longer than many of our interns have been alive. I do a little bit of everything as part of my job: care for the animals, work with the keepers and other staff, spend time with guests. Lucky me!
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It’s time to say goodbye.

October 19th, 2012

Our male red wolf, 1369, heads out on Tuesday to his new home. I drove him to the Museum from NY and welcomed him just about 4 years ago and now it’s time to say goodbye. It’s a sad, busy, and exciting time getting him ready to head west. He’ll live in Tacoma, WA- the place I call red wolf headquarters. There is a large red wolf holding facility behind-the-scenes at Northwest Trek.

Aaron and I will be spending about 16 hours together in a vehicle getting this wolf on his way (the wolf is flying out of Atlanta so he can travel nonstop). The keepers are wondering what kind of singing will take place with Aaron and I trapped together for so long. (Maybe we’ll record something for everyone to hear).

Ranger Greg got this awesome photo of the wolf hanging out on the side of the cliff. This is how I will try to remember him

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  1. Safe travels to all of you! I’ll miss pretty boy.

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