Melinda Elmore: Almost gone…the Mexican Gray Wolves

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The Mexican Gray Wolves, (AKA: Lobos) exists only in the Southwest in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the early 1900’s. Now there are only 42 of them remaining. The lobo’s only have two breeding pairs in the wild so they are losing in the battle to stay alive.

The US Fish and Wildlife Agency are working hard to save this sacred wolf. They are in the fight to save the wolves from extinction.

The Southwest Lobo’s are rare and once they are gone, we will lose an animal, which is so sacred, that we cannot ever get back. They are the most endangered and we must stand up and defend them.

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Now, I want to give a little history about wolves. Most people view them as dangerous killers, when actually they are like us. They communicate within their pack. They speak to one another by growls, moans, and even their body language. The wolf is a teacher. The wolf takes one mate for life. Wolves are a symbol of family. In a wolf pack, they stick together and protect each other. Wolves also help balance all things upon Mother Earth.

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Millions of wolves were violently killed off during the 20th century due mostly out of fear of the animal. The only thing that saved the unique animal was the Endangered Species Act, which was passed in 1973. But even today, there are wolf hunt’s and the Mexican Gray Wolf of the Southwest are just one group that are being killed off. Please help in the fight to save the Mexican Gray Wolf of the Southwest, along with all other breeds of wolves.

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Please visit the following links to learn more of how and what we can do to save these sacred animals before it is too late. Please pass the links to all family and friends to help stop the senseless killing of the Mexican Gray Wolf (Lobo’s) and all of the Creator’s animals.

http://www.mexicanwolves.org

http://www.defenders.org

Wolf Photos are courtesy of USFWS Photo Gallery.  If you would like to view more:

http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/mexicanwolf/photogallery.cfm

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Remember, my book, “Native Spirit” will be published February 2011, by Desert Breeze Publishing.  http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com

My new website:

http://www.melindaelmoreauthorofmysteryromance.blogspot.com

Thanks to all the fillies for having me here at Petticoats and Pistols. It is always an honor to be here.

Please leave a comment and be entered in the dreamcatcher keychain give away, where two lucky winners will be drawn.

Melinda Elmore

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52 thoughts on “Melinda Elmore: Almost gone…the Mexican Gray Wolves”

  1. Welcome to the Junction, Melinda. It’s always nice to see you here. I am completely a wolf fan. I support Defenders of Wildlife and have “adopted” one in the wild. I do not understand wolf hunts…the wolf is a dog and we love our dogs. Thanks for the great links, and good luck with the book.

  2. WOW What a gorgeous animal! I’m saddened by the news of their risk of extinction.

    Was the wolf in Dances With Wolves a lobo?

    Do you know if the earlier Indian tribes also respected wolves and their packs?

    I wish you well as you strive to spread the word to save these beautiful wolves.

  3. Good morning, Melinda! Wolves are amazing animals and beautiful, too. Losing the Gray Wolf to extinction would be tragic. Thank you for today’s post. Wonderful pictures!

  4. Good Morning everybody

    Sorry I am a little late but I promise to be on the rest of the day. I am in the middle of moving to AZ so I am extremely busy.

    Tomorrow morning I will draw two lucky winners for the two beautiful dreamcatchers keychains.

    I will mail them off to the winners on Monday but remember I will need your snail mail so come back tomorrow and if you are the lucky winners send me your snail mail and I will get them off to you

    Here is my email nativeauthor@gmail.com

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  5. Laurie,

    Thanks for stopping by. Yes, every tribe respects this sacred animal. The wolf represents family.

    I will do everything in my power to help them.

    I am not for sure about the wolves in “Dances with Wolves” but they could have been.

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  6. Good Morning, Vicki,

    I am glad you stopped by. I agree with you, it would very tragic if this amazing animal becomes extinct.

    The photos are beautiful

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  7. Melinda, welcome back to the Junction. We love having you. And what an interesting blog. It’s sad that the wolf is few in number. You’re helping raise awareness. Maybe we can turn the tide.

  8. Hi Melinda, great post, very interesting! Wolves are very beautiful animals! I think they are a lot like us they travel in packs just like a family sticks together!

  9. Linda,

    Thank you. It is always a joy to be here. I hope that I can help the wolf population and I think by posting awareness about this sacred animal is a good place to start.

    Thanks Linda for stopping by.
    Walk in harmony
    Melinda

  10. Hi Melinda, thank you so much for being our guest blogger. I read what you wrote with great interest. I’m madly trying to finish book 3 of my Rocky Creek series, and it just so happens the hero’s name is Wolf.

  11. Chiming in before going to a funeral (my uncle; it’s okay, he was 92 and quite ill.) . I can’t even watch Dances with Wolves again…not after the joke the cavalry made of shooting and killing loyal Two Socks. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  12. It’s such a shame the damage men do. I belong to as many animal groups as I can and myself work with ferals. You do what you can but it seems for every step forward, there’s two steps back. Hopefully, there’s still time to change things for the good. Thanks for a blog that brings this to light!!

  13. Jeanne,

    You are so right. I pray for the Mother Earth and all her creatures for if something is not done some alot of animals will perish and that would be so tragic

    Thank you for your support
    Walk in harmony
    Melinda

  14. That is so sad… where I live, they keep building and building, and now I am seeing less and less wildlife. Used to always see coyotes, roadrunners, these little owls, and other animals, but now it is at a minimum…

  15. the wolf is one beautiful animal and God’s creation; they should not become extinct and for a no good reason but to hunt. Kudos to everyone helping to save them.
    Thanks for the info and pictures.

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

  16. My oldest daughter so loves wolves and she also
    has “adopted” a wolf!

    Thanks for sharing your information with all of us!

    Pat Cochran

  17. I am so into saving the wolves. My dog looks just like a black wolf. He reminds me of the value of all animals, and the terrible price we pay for ignorance.
    I am 1/8 Abenaki Indian. My best friend was Soux and we both loved wolves, she did a lot in her life to help save them. I hope she is with them now. She would want to be there…

  18. Mary,

    I share the same feelings about the wolves that you and your dear friend holds.

    Thank you for stopping by today.
    I would love to see a picture of your black wolf if you would like to and if you have time please send me one to my email nativeauthor@gmail.com

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  19. Oh, I so love the beauty of the wolves. Years ago I worked at a television station that once a week had an animal day with the host being a prominant vet. On one show that had a black wolf and I had the pleasure of meeting him face to face and petted him. The owner/handler talked me into just the right way to approach him as even though he had been domesticated ‘somewhat’ he was still a wild animal. I love God’s beauty in the wolf.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  20. It’s sad to see what has happened to the environment – rain forests being destroyed, wolves hunted to extinction, rhinos and tigers killed for sex enhancement, and ruining the water supply. I wonder if humans will ever learn to respect the world and all the creatures they share it with? I still find myself hoping we’ll figure out what we’re doing and bring it to a halt one of these days.

    Thanks for the info, Melinda. Just wish it could get out to more folks and give them a wake-up call, too.

    Debbie

    kagashi(at)fmtc(dot)net

  21. Debbie,

    Your words are so true. If we do not wise up soon all of the sacred animals which roam Mother Earth will be gone and once that happens we are all in trouble

    Thanks for stopping by

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  22. I love seeing the wonderous world our Lord made for us to dwell in. The beauty of a wild creature in it’s natural environment is awe-inspiring.

  23. I hope everybody has enjoyed this post about such a sacred animal I hope more people stop by but I want to thank each and everyone for their comments

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  24. Thank you for bringing the desperate plight of these important creatures to everyone’s attention. Most people don’t realize the importance of predators in nature.
    Everyone thinks of the cute little bunnies and deer and have no idea what a destructive force they become if their numbers are not kept in check. If the predator numbers are too low, the grazing population increases until it is too large for the environment to support, there is over-grazing, the environment is damaged, the rabbit and/or deer populations suffer from stress, disease, and starvation. In most cases, predators take the sick or injured, cutting short their suffering and keeping the herd healthy. Unlike man who hunts for the biggest and best removing the best of the genes from the population, weakening it.
    All creatures are necessary for the Earth to live in balance. Each has a special place and purpose in nature. If the balance is not upset, everything stays healthy. Wolves, bear, big cats, snakes, bats, all are necessary to the health of our world and deserve saving.

  25. Patricia,

    I could not have said it any better. Alot of people think of wolves as the enemy, something to fear when it fact they are needed in nature to help with the population among many other things

    Thank you for stating it like it is. I totally agree

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  26. Thanks for this wonderful post. I hope that people will learn to appreciate this creature who is precious.

  27. thank you for posting on such a very important topic!
    the most touching story i’ve seen on about the gray wolf was on pbs called “The Wolf That Changed America”
    it’s the story of a famous trapper set out to trap the most famous and elusive wolf, lobo

    http://tinyurl.com/5jqszr

    click or copy and paste the above link and you can watch the episode they aired
    it’s am amazing and touching story of a wolf who outsmarted every other trapper and then seton for a very long time
    it was after he cruelly used lobo’s lifetime mate to lure him in that he finally caught the wolf…the story is so touching that it will bring you to tears….it also changed seton’s life forever…he was so horrified at what he did that he spent the rest of his life trying to protect the wolves….
    it’s totally worth your time to watch…
    sorry i posted this so late–i was out of town and wish i could have gotten it here sooner for others to see

  28. Tabitha,

    This was the best story about the wolves I have ever seen. Tears streamed down my face.

    Thank you for sharing this I have put the link on my website

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

  29. thank you for posting on such a very important topic!
    the most touching story i’ve seen on about the gray wolf was on pbs called “The Wolf That Changed America”
    it’s the story of a famous trapper set out to trap the most famous and elusive wolf, lobo

    http://tinyurl.com/5jqszr

    click or copy and paste the above link and you can watch the episode they aired
    it’s am amazing and touching story of a wolf who outsmarted every other trapper and then seton for a very long time
    it was after he cruelly used lobo’s lifetime mate to lure him in that he finally caught the wolf…the story is so touching that it will bring you to tears….it also changed seton’s life forever…he was so horrified at what he did that he spent the rest of his life trying to protect the wolves….
    it’s totally worth your time to watch…
    sorry i posted this so late–i was out of town and wish i could have gotten it here sooner for others to see

  30. oh melinda–i’m glad you got my late post and were able to check out the link–it makes me tear up when i think about lobo’s story
    i’m adding your books to my “next to buy” list
    i’ll support someone with such a good heart…especially since your books looks really good too! 🙂

  31. Tabitha,

    Thank you for your comments. My family says that my heart is so big. I love animals. I try and protect all of them. My husband states he has never seen anything like this before, but I have a hawk that will follow my car once I turn onto our street, then I have deers that come very close to me when I speak to them

    Anyway I love that link and put it on my website
    I thought I was going to cry forever after watching it

    Walk in harmony,
    Melinda

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