Here is a very moving story of a wolf that lived at the Endangered Wolf Center. The way we feel about these animals is beyond description, but Picaron’s story is just one of the many reasons that we are dedicated to saving this important species.
Picaron was a magnificent Mexican gray wolf who came to the Endangered Wolf Center in 2002 with a history of trouble finding a mate. Instantly, his howl stood out—a deep, beautiful baritone howl you could feel down to your soul. Here Picaron finally met his match—and his life-long mate—a strong-willed Mexican gray wolf named Tanamara. The chemistry was instant, and over the years the couple substantially contributed to the survival of their species, delivering three litters of pups.
Tragedy struck Picaron and his pack when Tanamara passed away in 2009. Picaron howled for so long and so often that he permanently damaged his vocal cords. His life, and his magnificent howl, was never the same again. In March of this year, nearing 15 years of age, Picaron lost a heroic battle with a severe spinal disease. As he breathed his final breath, every one of our wolves began to howl. His spirit lives on through the Picaron Fund, dedicated to educating people about endangered wolves and giving a voice to their stories. We are grateful to have known and cared for Picaron a devoted mate, loving father and distinguished pack leader.(via Endangered Wolf Center)
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