So does the maned wolf break the “costs of carnivory” paradigm?

In recent post I wrote about the new research regarding the thylacine’s size, I mentioned that maned wolves might violated the “costs of carnivory” rule, which states that predatory mammals that weigh more than 21 kilograms (46 pounds) must haunt … Continue reading

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Is the Himalayan wolf a species?

The Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article with the very simple title “Should the Himalayan Wolf  Be Classified as a New Species?” The article details the work of scientists who have gone around Nepal collecting DNA samples from wolf scat.  … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on wolf evolution

We spend a lot of time debating about how wolves became dogs. A huge debate exists in the archaeological and paleontological literature about how one can determine whether the remains of a canid represent a wolf, a dog, or a … Continue reading

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Thank you for this honest assessment. I am a wolf…

Thank you for this honest assessment. I am a wolfdog rescuer/sanctuary owner and sadly, we are in no position to help with 60 in our sanctuary now. Education is what will save the true wolfdogs AND keep bad backyard breeders … Continue reading

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Wolf problems in North America

I’m so glad these taxonomy issues are being raised on a popular science Youtube series: Natural History

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This has to have been the first wolf documentary I ever watched

Yep. This has to have been the first documentary about wolves I ever watched. Jim Brandenburg and David Mech hanging out with a wolf pack from a population that has never experienced persecution: Natural History

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Ethiopian wolf hunting strategies

From the BBC’s The Hunt:   Natural History

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Mange spread from wolf to family

Mange spread from wolf to family Your dog probably picked up the Sarcoptes scabiei (itch mite) while sniffing around where the wolf had been sleeping in the brush, and then infected you and your husband. I came home from India … Continue reading

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A dog is a wolf in the same way a pekin is a mallard

One of the more bizarre fights that happens in the world of dogs is how to classify them. Within these debate is always a background of what it actually means to care for a dog “naturally” and what their “natural” … Continue reading

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And yet we both have the same wolf ancestor

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

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