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Nov
09
2017

Wolves continue to fascinate us and here are 7 reasons we are so in love with them.

7 reasons we are so in love with wolvesNo doubt, wolves remain one of the most fascinating terrestrial creatures sharing the planet with us. These animals were even regarded as gods – or companions of the gods – in Norse mythology and were instrumental in the history of places like Rome.

Traditionally, wolves inhabited all of North America. But by the time more Europeans started to settle in North America, the wolf population began dropping rapidly due to intense hunting practices.

That’s because Europeans back then feared and hated wolves based on prejudices passed on

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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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Oct
25
2017

The Eastern Wolf has one of the most widely contested classification among wolf species.

Eastern Wolf

An Eastern Wolf (Photo: Parks Canada)

The Eastern Wolf is an animal native to the northeastern part of North America’s Great Lakes region.

This wolf belongs to the same species as the Red Wolf (Canis Rufus), with both animals being smaller in size than the Gray Wolf.

As a matter of fact, many people seeing the eastern wolf for the first time are often surprised at its small size. And unlike gray wolves, eastern wolves have never been recorded with an all-black or all-white fur. Rather, their fur is a mix of reddish-brown, grizzled gray-brown, and

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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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Jun
23
2017

You could describe the red wolf as a trimmer version of its cousin, the gray wolf. This wolf was saved from extinction in the nick of time.

 Red Wolf at Chehaw Park, Albany GA, USA

Adult Red Wolf At Chehaw Park, Albany GA, USA (Author: Tim Ross/Wiki Media, PD)

The red wolf is a native wolf of the eastern United States and one of most endangered canids alive today.

It’s characterized by its slimmer, trimmer build when compared to the larger gray wolf and its reddish/tawny color. Actually, it looks somewhat like a combination of a coyote and a gray wolf. Or, like a German Shepherd with a reddish tint.

These wolves are shy, secretive and typically hunt alone or in small packs. Also, they tend to be monogamous for life.

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Jun
10
2017

Though wolves have been relentlessly executed all over the world for centuries now, the tide may be turning. Here are some places where you can see wolves in the wild worldwide.

White wolf: Places to See Wolves In the wild

Wolves Are Making A Gradual Return With Increased Protection By Governments Worldwide.

Wolves were hunted to near extinction in many parts of the world. Or, they were pushed out of their natural habitats into the most remote places imaginable by human activities.

Today, though you can find scattered populations in the world in many countries on earth, the largest concentrations of wolves still remain the northern regions of Alaska, Canada and Russia.

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