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Fish and Wildlife Service had signed 'an order to shoot the wolf, which was accused of killing too many cows
, but rescinded the order'after SWCC stepped in. This is the first time since 2007 that the agency planned to kill a wolf because of predatory attacks on wildlife. ' (The rancher who lost the cattle has been compensated). View slideshow:Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center provides sanctuary to wildlife The wolf was undoubtedly preying on these cows to help feed her family of four puppies. The puppies will remain with the pack, 'as they will be cared for by their father' according to Linda Searles, Founder and Executive Director of SWCC. U. S. Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar announced federal designation of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, August 15 at Glacial Park. Related: Open letter regarding the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife RefugeView slideshow:Glacial Park inside Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge Friends of Hackmatack have advocated for over eight years for the refuge to be added to the 556 national wildlife refuges. This is the only national wildlife refuge in northern Illinois and the closest to Chicago. There are currently seven national wildlife refuges in Illinois.