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The Story of Real-Life Dire Wolves Is Finally Emerging

Dire wolves menaced Pleistocene landscapes for tens of thousands of years, eventually going extinct at the end of the last ice age. Despite the long success of this species, very little is known about them, including their origins and reasons for their demise. New research is helping to fill these gaps.Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Evolution, Wolves, Paleontology, Dire Wolves, Paleogenetics

Tasmanian Tigers and Wolves Evolved Uncannily Similar Skulls

The extinct thylacine had the stripes of a tiger, the body of a canid, and the pouch of a kangaroo. These ill-fated, predatory marsupials are a classic example of convergent evolution, in which species independently evolve the same traits, and a new study breaks down just how remarkably similar Tasmanian tigers’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Evolution, Marsupials, Wolves, Extinction, Skulls, Evolutionary Biology, Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Tigers, Thylacines

Our ancestors domesticated dogs by sharing leftover meat during the last Ice Age, new study suggests

Pyrenean mountain dogs guard a herd of goats and sheep in Brandenburg, Germany, 2019. Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty Human hunters bagged more game than they could safely eat during the last Ice Age. Rather than waste the excess meat, they fed it to wolves, which evolved into domesticated dogs over time, a new study suggests.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's hard to resist dogs when they beg for scraps from the table. The act of feeding leftovers to hungr...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Dogs, Animals, Trends, Earth, Domestication, Anthropology, Wolves, Eurasia, Dennis Fast, Scientific Reports, Pyrenean, Brandenburg Germany, Getty Images There

what i'm reading: never cry wolf by farley mowat

I have read many essays and op-eds by Farley Mowat, the legendary Canadian naturalist, but until now, had never read any of his many books. (He was incredibly prolific.) When visiting Russell Books in September, I noticed a copy of Never Cry Wolf and picked it up. I'm so glad I did! It's a short, easy-to-read book that would appeal to any nature lover, not only wolf enthusiasts like me.Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves, first published in 1963, chronicles three...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Wolves, Manitoba, Wolf, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Mowat, Farley Mowat, Russell Books, Animals (other Than Dogs, Keewatin Barrens, Northwest Territories Farley

Too Much Meat During Ice Age Winters Gave Rise to Dogs, New Research Suggests

Two prevailing theories exist about the origin of domesticated dogs. One proposes that prehistoric humans used early dogs as hunting partners, and the other says that wolves were attracted to our garbage piles. New research suggests both theories are wrong and that the real reason has to do with our limited capacity…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Wolves, Evolutionary Biology, Dog Domestication, Dogs New Research Suggests

57,000 year-old wolf pup found frozen in the Arctic

From National Geographic: In the summer of 2016, a gold miner in Canada's Yukon Territory found an unexpected treasure. While blasting a wall of permafrost with a water cannon to release whatever riches might be found inside, Neil Loveless saw something melting out of the ice. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Animals, Canada, Arctic, Archaeology, Wolves, Mummies, Yukon Territory, Wild Animals, Wolf Pack, Pleistocene, Pups, Frozen Fun, Archaeological Find

Canadian Gold Miner Finds 57,000-Year-Old Wolf Pup Still Covered in Fur

Her life was short. Scientists estimate she lived for about six or seven weeks in the underground den, before it collapsed around her. This tragedy and the permafrost that preserved her body are the reasons we know of this wolf pup’s existence approximately 57,000 years later. Zhùr, or ‘wolf’ in the Hän language, is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mining, Canada, Wolves, Paleontology, Pleistocene, Zhùr

Playoff heartbreak truly makes Minnesota United 'one of us'

A friend of mine who watches soccer far more closely than I do and suffers the vicarious trauma of Minnesota sports to a greater degree than I do, watched with cautious optimism as Minnesota United built a 2-0 lead in the second half of its Western Conference finals match at Seattle on Monday. The Loons were undoubtedly tired, playing on two fewer days of rest than the Sounders, with a travel day out West mixed in for good measure. But if they could just hold on, they would play Saturday for the...
Tags: Minnesota, West, Seattle, Twins, Wolves, Vikings, Sounders, WNBA, Minnesota United, Lynx

Japanese town enlists terrifying robot wolves to protect them from bears

From Reuters: The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, purchased and installed two Monster Wolf robots after bears were found roaming neighbourhoods in September. City officials said there had been no bear encounters since. Bear sightings in Japan are apparently at a five-year high, with dozens of attacks and 2 fatals so far in 2020, according to Japanese national news. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Japan, News, Robots, Bears, Wolves, Reuters, Robots Stole My Jerb, Good Robots, Robots and you, Takikawa, Robot Wolves, Robots Vs Bears

A Japanese city is using these motion-sensing robot wolves to scare bears away

One of Takikawa's robot wolves. Kyodo/via REUTERS Japan has seen an unusually high number of bear attacks this year. In response, the town of Takikawa has drafted in a pair of robotic wolves. The machines, called "Monster Wolf," are equipped with motion sensors and lights. If the robot's motion sensors are tripped, it moves around, flashes its lights, and makes loud howling noises to scare bears away. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A recent spate of bear attacks in...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Bears, Robot, Wolves, Reuters, Wolf, Kyodo, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Takikawa, Ohta Seiki

Colorado Is Getting Its Wolves Back After Voters Approve Historic Law

Voters in Colorado have approved Proposition 114, forcing the state government to reintroduce the gray wolf. It’s the first time in U.S. history that a ballot measure win has obliged a state government to bring back a species that disappeared due to human actions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Wildlife, Wolves, Grey Wolves, Environmental Politics, Rewilding, Wolf Reintroduction, Save The Wolves

Matt Doherty: Spurs complete signing of Wolves full-back

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Matt Doherty on a four-year contract. The Republic of Ireland... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Republic Of Ireland, Tottenham, Wolves, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Matt Doherty, Transfer News and Gossip

At Least 8 New Pups Join California’s Only Wolf Pack

(CNN) — California officials say there are at least eight new pups added to the state’s lone wolf pack, the Lassen Pack. The pups were spotted with the help of field observations and trail cameras, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) said in its latest wolf update. Four of the pups are male and two female, the department said. The other two have not yet been genetically identified. This June 18, 2019 photo from remote camera video provided by the California Department of Fish...
Tags: News, California, California News, Cnn, Flick, West Coast, Wolves, Northern California, Lassen County, US Forest Service, Center for Biological Diversity, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Fish, Defenders of Wildlife, California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW, Amaroq Weiss

Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players react to securing Champions League qualification

Chelsea qualified for next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in yesterday’s final Premier League... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Wolves, Wolverhampton Wanderers

25 Years After Returning, Yellowstone’s Wolves Are the Most Studied but Misunderstood Good Boys

Twenty-five years ago, wildlife managers in Yellowstone National Park undertook one of the most consequential actions in modern American conservation when they unleashed 14 wolves into the park. Read more...
Tags: Science, Wildlife, National Parks, Wolves, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Good Boys

Early Team News: Chelsea vs Wolves

Fourth-placed Chelsea need a point to secure Champions League qualifications for next season. Frank Lampard will be keen to secure that point rather... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Team News, Frank Lampard, Wolves

Tweets and Photos: Arsenal players react to beating Wolves

Arsenal secured a 0-2 away win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday to move up to seventh in the Premier League table and dent their... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Wolves, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sorry, "wolf whistle" is already taken.

As I got into my car this morning, I caught the end of a discussion of what I think was Donald Trump's racism. I had MSNBC on the satellite radio, so it was "Morning Joe." Somebody with an English accent was bemoaning someone who I can only assume was Trump and he casually used the words "wolf whistle" to mean what "dog whistle" normally means, but much more dangerous.But a "wolf whistle" is...... a distinctive two-note glissando whistled sound made to show high interest in or approval of someth...
Tags: Law, Metaphor, Language, Playboy, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Wolves, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Ann Althouse, Grant Barrett, Adam Edwards, Bally Manufacturing

Trump’s Latest Rollback Will Allow Hunters to Shoot Wolf Pups and Bear Cubs in Their Dens

The Trump administration is finalizing a rule that will put animals in Alaska’s national preserves—including black bears, wolves and coyotes—in danger. The change will allow hunters to use cruel tactics, including luring hibernating bears out of their dens with bacon and donuts and entering wolf dens with artificial…Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Bears, Wolves, Trump, Coyotes, Bear Cubs, Rollbacks, Shock Doctrine

A touring Bolivian orchestra is stranded in a German castle surrounded by 23 packs of wolves

Earlier this spring, more than 20 members of Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos pan flute orchestra left their homes in Bolivia and embarked on a European tour. They arrived in Germany on March 10, right as that country's government imposed a ban on large gatherings to fight the spread of coronavirus. Within days, their bus had broken down, and all of their performances had been cancelled, and their own government back home in Bolivia announced that it would close its own borders, lea...
Tags: Post, News, Germany, Ghosts, Haunted Mansion, Bbc, Classical Music, Wolves, Adolf Hitler, Bolivia, Orchestra, Wikimedia Commons CC, Traditional Music, Frederick the Great, Quarantine Life, Pan Flute

I'm trying to write up one wolf story, and another wolf story pops ups. I'm beset by wolves this morning.

I express my frustration out loud like this: "Remember 'Women who Run with the Wolves'? What the hell was that?""I also remember Naomi Wolf," says Meade."May I quote you?""Yes," he answers, adding "I also remember Wolf Blitzer."So the first story I'm trying very hard to process for this blog is: "A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question/What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?" That's in the NYT. I've had the tag open since yesterda...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Music, Law, Dogs, Wikipedia, Berlin, Copyright, Mythology, Architecture, Feminism, Pornography, Emma Watson, Wolves, Menstruation, Wolf

The evolutionary reason why dogs walk in circles before lying down

Why do dogs often walk in circles before lying down for bed? Turns out, it's a survival trait inherited from their evolutionary ancestor the wolf. From Southern Living: “Turning in circles before lying down is an act of self-preservation in that the dog may innately know that he needs to position himself in a certain way to ward off an attack in the wild,” notes [veterinarian and Animal Center co-owner Lynn] Buzhardt. “Turning around 360 degrees also provides an opportunity to tak...
Tags: Post, News, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Evolution, Wolves, Canines, Lynn -RSB- Buzhardt

Top 5 Premier League signings of the season 2019/20 (feat. Aaron Wan Bissaka and Mateo Kovacic)

Coronavirus may have unfortunately put the beautiful game on indefinite hold, but it does give us time to review the signings of the summer 2019... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, All News, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Southampton, Lists, Wolves, Mateo Kovacic, Aaron Wan Bissaka

A Natural Classroom, Run by Wolves

Their reintroduction to Yellowstone has been a scientific and tourism bonanza.
Tags: News, National Parks, Smith, Wolves, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Monuments and Seashores, Douglas W

Confirmed Team News: Tottenham vs Wolves lineups

Here is the confirmed team news ahead of this afternoon’s Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolverhampton Wanderers game in the Premier League. Spurs team... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham, Team News, Wolves, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League Spurs

The Lonely End to One Gray Wolf’s 8,700-Mile Search for a Mate

Wildlife officials are investigating the death of OR-54, a female wolf whose carcass was found in Northern California.
Tags: News, California, Oregon, Animals, Livestock, Cattle, Wolves, Gray Wolf,, Deaths (Fatalities, Biology and Biochemistry

Open Season In Idaho

Idaho to combat the growing wolf populations Idaho lawmaker proposed “wolf-free zones” and year-round wolf hunting seasons, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has proposed extending hunting and trapping seasons for wolves. On Jan. 27th, the commission announced a proposal to extend the wolf season taco year around across the state. Senator Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson, introduced a bill that would offer increased opportunities for wolf harvests in areas with chronic wolf depredation o...
Tags: Livestock, Turkey, Wildlife, Conservation, Idaho, Stories, Hunting, Wolves, Wolf, Meyers, Brackett, Bert Brackett, Idaho Department, Tips and Information, Mozambique Cape Buffalo Featured, Bert Brackett R Rogerson

Bruno Fernandes will feature against Wolves

Manchester United’s new signing Bruno Fernandes will be involved in this weekend’s Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers,... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Team News, Wolves, Bruno Fernandes, Wolverhampton Wanderers Click

Tweets and Photos: Liverpool players react to beating Wolves

Liverpool reinstated their 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux last night.... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, All News, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Wolves, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux