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Nov
16
2017

Lone Wolves are the stuff of several tales and debates. But what could make a wolf break ranks?

Do lone wolves exist?

Wolves have been known to exist in packs for centuries now. These are very determined, loyal, and resilient creatures. It’s also interesting to know that wolves are gradually restoring their decimated populations in the wild. That’s despite the fact that less than a third of pups born actually make it to adulthood.

That aside, when you think of wolves, a wolf pack is the next thing that likely comes to mind.

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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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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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Jun
04
2017

Unlike other major land predators, wolves live mostly in a wolf pack. Why is this so and how do they maintain order?

A Typical Wolf Pack

A Typical Wolf Pack

 A wolf pack is a group of wolves that live and act together as a social unit.

The wolf pack is a family that consists of the breeding pair (parents), and their daughters and sons. The parents are known as the alpha male and alpha female. Sometimes, the sisters and brothers of the leading pair also live in the pack.

Though the alphas may not necessarily be the biggest wolves in the pack, these individuals are generally the toughest and most respected.

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