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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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Dec
13
2017

Do wolves howl at the moon and why is this belief so popular?

If wolves are synonymous with one thing, it would have to be howling.
Do wolves howl at the moon ?

Wolves are so popular for howling that there are so many myths, stories, and beliefs surrounding how, when and why these creatures howl.

But the most persistent belief concerning wolf howling has got to be the idea that wolves howl at the moon.

This notion that there is some sort of connection between wolves and the moon is so popular that you’ll hardly see the picture of a wolf or a book about wolves without

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Dec
06
2017

Wolves Return To Denmark After 200 Years Of Absence  

A Wolf In Winter: Wolves return to Denmark

Wolves could soon be roaming in Denmark again after 200 years of absence. Although four male wolves have been resident in the country since 2012, the latest arrival of the first female wolf spells the beginning of a new dawn for the creatures.

The young female wolf in question appears to have trekked on her own all the way from Germany. That’s a distance of about 300 miles (500 km)!

The presence of a female among the males means it can now officially be classified as a wolf

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Nov
28
2017

Spotlight on the 2 women managing German wolves against all odds.

Tatjana Schneider With A Wolf: Women managing German Wolves

Tatjana Schneider With A Wolf (Photo:Wolfspark Werner Freund/G. Kopp)

Wolves are predators of the family Canidae, and although they do not target humans directly as prey, farmers consider them as enemies of their livestock. Generally, if given the chance they will feed on sheep, calves, and other livestock. Therefore, farmers in Germany are asking for a right to kill wolves.

But this issue is not as straight forward as these farmers think. Humans have been encroaching on jungles and forests to build homes, plant crops, and rear livestock for centuries. Of course as

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Nov
18
2017

Many people are scared at their return, but are German Wolves actually a threat to human life?

A Wolf In Saxony ; German wolves

A Wolf In Saxony (Photo: DPA)

Wolves suffered a lot of persecution in ancient Europe largely due to superstitions and harmful folklore. As these animals gradually reestablish themselves across modern Europe, some of these superstitions are rearing their heads again.

Basically giving the wolf a bad name so as to have an excuse to “hang” it. German wolves are a part of this dynamic and as they slowly return to the country, reactions are mixed. As expected,

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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
11
2017

We are showing more love to our furry friends with these Gifts for Wolf Lovers.

“I am Wolf” Native American Spirit Wolf Head Pendant Necklace: gifts for wolf lovers

Hardly many things mark a celebration better than a well thought out gift. To the giver, there is no better feeling than getting your loved one to smile and hug your gift as though so dear to them.

Wolves have been part of us for decades, going from endangered to finally replenishing their population in the wild. With a well established social hierarchy, you would fall for these marvelous creatures.

For wolf lovers out there, you are at luck as here are 10 of our

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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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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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