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Dec
16
2017

The process of domesticating wolves started thousands of years ago but how has it fared so far?

Wolf Training At Wolf Science Center, Ernstbrunn, Lower Austria: domesticating wolves

Wolf Training At Wolf Science Center, Ernstbrunn, Lower Austria (Photo: Wolfgang Glock, cc 3.0)

Scientifically called Canis Lupus, humans acknowledge wolves as wild animals since they became aware of this creature’s existence many thousands of years ago.

The Canis part of its scientific name is what gave rise to our popular name for domesticated dogs: canines. In addition, we know that wolves and dogs are related genetically and this has been proven time and time again.

We have successfully domesticated dogs (Canis Lupus Familiaris), but wolves on the other

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Nov
05
2017

Wolf Imprinting, could it really happen or is it just a figment of Hollywood’s imagination?

Precocial Birds Following Their Mother : Wolf Imprinting

If you’re a fan of wolf/werewolf movies, literature, and such, you may have come across the term “imprinting” at some point or the other.

Imprinting is a term referring to a type of learning that occurs in a critical period early in an animal’s life. It occurs within the very first few hours or minutes after birth. At this time, it forms

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Nov
04
2017

Dogs and Wolves: Researchers try to find out which of these animals is the better problem solver.

Domesticated Dog: Dogs and Wolves

Studies Suggest That Continuous Dependence On Humans Means Domestic Dogs Have Lost Part Of Their Problem Solving Skills.

In comparing wolves and dogs, are wolves better problem solvers than dogs? Experiments seeking answers to this question have produced surprising results. It appears wolves fare better at even basic problem solving than dogs.

A study published in the open access journal, Scientific Reports, shows that dogs perform poorly when compared to wolves in tasks that require understanding physical characteristics or

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Sep
03
2017

Keeping a Pet Wolf is a dream come true for many animal lovers but it requires serious consideration. 

A Wolf Cub: Keeping A Pet Wolf

A Wolf Cub May Behave Exactly Like A Puppy But As It Grows Older, The Wild Instincts Gradually Become Noticeable.

People have both admired and feared wolves for practically centuries now. That wild, free and untamable spirit holds even the best of us in awe. However, by nature, these are not domesticated animal: most importantly they are not dogs.

Similarities, either in appearances or wolf cub temperament, makes us think we are looking at the closest thing to a cute puppy. Hence, wolf lovers dream of welcoming a wolf cub into their homes and raising/training it to behave like a domestic dog.

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