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Oct
08
2017

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids now number in their millions across Eastern North America.

A Hybrid In Virginia: Coyote-Wolf Hybrids

A Coyote-Wolf Hybrid In Virginia (Photo: www.ForestWander.com/Wikimedia Commons. cc by-s.a. 3.0)

By now, residents of Eastern Canada and the USA are accustomed to a smart, fast, and very adaptable “coyote-like” animal living around them. This creature lurks around in the wild in forests, in parks, and sometimes even right in busy cities.

In 2013, Javier Monzón a canine geneticist decided to investigate reports of a group of coyotes living in northeastern North America. However, further observation revealed that these “coyotes” were bigger, stronger, and faster than the usual coyotes.

It turns out these animals aren’t true coyotes at all. Actually, they would be better classified as

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Oct
05
2017

The Indian Wolf has one of the worst records regarding human attacks and fatalities 

An Indian Wolf At Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pune - Maharashtra, India

An Indian Wolf At Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pune – Maharashtra, India (Photo: Rudraksha Chodankar/Wikimedia Commons cc by-s.a. 4.0)

The Indian Wolf is currently classified as a subspecies of the Gray Wolf though there are proposals to recognize it as a distinct species on its own.

This wolf is a much smaller species than the gray wolf: it’s actually somewhere in-between the Tibetan and Arabian wolf in size. It’s native to the Indian Subcontinent. Because of the warm climate in which it lives, its fur is much shorter and thinner than other wolf species. Also, its reddish/brown coat often causes people to mistake it for a fox.

Black colored individuals are very rare but a few have been sighted in India’s Solapur

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Sep
29
2017

The Yellowstone Druid Wolf Pack could be described as one of the most publicized wolf packs on Earth. What really happened to it?

Members of the Yellowstone Druid Pack Back In The Day

Members of the Yellowstone Druid Pack Back In The Day (Photo: Oliver Starr/Nathan Varley on Quora)

If you were to describe the Yellowstone Druid Wolf Pack as the most famous wolf pack on Earth, you wouldn’t be wrong. This was a pack that easily attracted up to 100,000 visitors to the Park when they ruled the territory.

But sadly, that’s no longer the case. So in the midst of lots of speculation and misinformation, what really happened to this pack?

Below are the facts.

Who Were The Yellowstone Druid Wolf Pack?

The Druid Pack was a family of Gray wolves captured in Canada and relocated to Yellowstone

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Sep
22
2017

The conflict between Wolves and Livestock (and their owners), is an age-old one.

Ranchers killing wolves in the 19th century: Wolves and Livestock

A Painting Of Ranchers Killing Wolves In The 19th Century. This Practice Has Been Going On For Centuries Now. (Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain. Author Unknown)

Suggestions and solutions for ending the conflict between Wolves and Livestock continue to elude humans for centuries now. And sadly, the most common solution they have found is the execution of these predators.

Though it may sound logical to anyone – lowering wolf population would lead to a decrease in the loss of animals such as sheep and cattle herds. But it’s an extremely lazy and reprehensible act. In the long run, wolf execution is not be as viable as everyone thinks.

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Sep
08
2017

Keeping Wolfdogs is a decision you’ll need to take after careful consideration.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog: Keeping Wolfdogs

A Czechoslovakian Wolfdog: (Photo: Pandora666/WikiMedia Commons cc by-sa 3.0)

Adding an animal of any kind to your home is a very important decision indeed. You’ll need to consider every aspect of the good and bad, pros and cons of your decision.

What Exactly Is A WolfDog Anyway?

A wolfdog is a cross between a gray wolf and a domestic dog breed. Usually, the most commonly used dog breeds are German Shepherds and Malamutes among others. The wolf content varies; from as low as one-quarter up to three-quarters.

So, you’re most likely to find them in three-quarters or half Malamute or German Shepherd and half or one-quarter wolf.

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Sep
01
2017

Get all the answers to the most common Wolf Questions here.

The Gray wolf can vary in color: Wolf Questions

A Pair Of Gray Wolves (Author: Stefan/Wikimedia Commons cc 2.0)

There’s still so much misinformation about wolves out there. But if you’re looking for the facts and nothing else, then you’ll need to read this.

Below are 15 of the most common Wolf Questions that people frequently ask along with their answers.

15 Of The Most Common Wolf Questions Answered.

1) How many types/species of wolves exist on Earth today?

There are four species of wolves worldwide today. They are: the gray wolf (Canis lupus), the red

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Aug
17
2017

A compilation of Wolf Names and meanings from all over the world.

120 Wolf Names

No doubt, wolves are one of nature’s most intriguing creatures. Because of that, Wolf names are quite popular and have been used for centuries now.

Popular species like the Gray wolf in particular have been the subject of several movies, myths and works of fiction.

Different cultures attribute wolf names to different traits, incidents, and virtues such as bravery, victory, nobility, etc.

We’ve scoured thousands of possible wolf names and selected 120 names that are unique: so

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Aug
16
2017

Though the Caspian Sea Wolf or Steppe Wolf is steadily declining in number, it’s still open to bounty hunting.

Caspian Sea Wolf

Caspian Sea Wolf (Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons cc by-s.a. 3.0)

The Caspian Sea Wolf, or Steppe Wolf, is an endangered subspecies of the gray wolf. This animal was once found throughout the area between the Caspian and Black seas but is now seriously restricted to a few scattered packs around the Caspian Sea.

Like other Eurasian wolves, these are highly social animals. However, the steady and unchecked decline in their numbers and territory means they now form smaller packs than their kind in North America.

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Jul
27
2017

The Arctic Wolf may look like a creature from a fantasy tale: but it’s not. This animal is real, but threatened by climate change.

An Arctic Wolf Pack

An Arctic Wolf Pack.

The arctic wolf is a subspecies of gray wolf that’s native to parts of Northern Canada and Greenland.

They are generally smaller in size and whiter in color than their close look-alike: the northwestern wolf. These are very versatile creatures that are able to withstand most of the year in below zero temperatures.

The Arctic wolf hunts lemmings, rodents, and Arctic hares, though it can take bigger prey like caribou when available.

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Jul
20
2017

Dire Wolves are so popular now that the only prehistoric animals that rival them in fame are mammoths and saber-tooth tigers.

Artist Illustration Of Dire Wolves Hunting

Artist Illustration Of Dire Wolves Hunting In A Forest.

Like many people, you may have wondered if Dire Wolves ever really existed or if this animal is just another result of the hyperactive imagination of a movie producer. Well, dire wolves are real. Or rather, were real.

The dire wolf is an extinct species belonging to the genus Canis. It ranks high among the most famous and indeed fascinating prehistoric carnivores ever along with its also extinct competitor, the saber-toothed tiger (or saber-toothed cat).

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