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Humans Lived Alongside Fierce Dog-Like Creatures in Prehistoric Europe, Fossil Find Suggests

New research details the discovery of an extinct dog-like animal that lived in the Caucasus region of Europe some 1.7 million years ago. Intriguingly, early humans occupied the same region during this time, prompting questions about potential interactions.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Dogs, Wolves, Pack, CANIDAE, Martinez, Caucasus, Organisms, University of Florence, Taxa, African Wild Dog, Canis, Lycaon, Canina

Would Your Dog Give You Treats If He Could?

Getting dogs to share food with you may not be all that easy, new research suggests. In a series of experiments, scientists found that dogs didn’t reciprocate the act of giving food to helpful humans. Though the results may be due to how the experiment was conducted, it could also suggest food-giving just isn’t one of…Read more...
Tags: Pet, Science, Dogs, Animals, Animal Welfare, Wolves, Dog Food, Scavengers, Human Interest, Dog Training, Organisms, Taxa

Montana and Idaho Have Legalized Killing Wolves on a Massive Scale

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been persecuted in the U.S. since the arrival of Europeans. By the 20th century, they had been driven to near-extinction. Narrowly pulled back from the brink by endangered species protections and reintroductions in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in the 1990s, they are one of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Environment, Idaho, Hunting, Wolves, Yellowstone National Park, Mammals, Coyote, Scavengers, Elk, Mike Phillips, David Parsons, Michael Robinson, Safari Club, Wildlife Management

Birth of 3 Wolf Pups Means Colorado Has Its First Native Wolves Since the 1940s

Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday confirmed the existence of a litter of gray wolf pups—the first thought to be seen in the state in decades. The discovery is also noteworthy in light of a voter-passed initiative last year to reintroduce wolves to Colorado by 2023.Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Environment, John, Wolves, Pack, Mammals, Scavengers, Wolf, Jane, Jared Polis, RED WOLF, Libbie Miller, Wolf Reintroduction, Mammals Of Asia, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus

Puppy Experiment Shows How Dogs Connect With Humans From Birth

New research published this week suggests that dogs are born to understand people, at least to some extent. The study showed that 8-week-old puppies preparing to become service dogs were already capable of communicating with humans, even without formal training. Moreover, they found that genetics played a large role…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Animals, Wolves, Scavengers, Human Interest, Dog Training, Organisms, Taxa, Ethology, Dog Intelligence, Assistance Dog, Emily Bray

What to Do If Your Dog Suffers From Separation Anxiety

Nuzzles, cuddles, and walks were available in abundance as people were confined to their homes during the pandemic, holed up with their pets, who were blissfully unaware of the mortifying circumstances of the outside world. But now that the United States appears to be turning a corner (fingers crossed) with increased…Read more...
Tags: Dogs, Animals, United States, Lifehacks, Wolves, Scavengers, Human Interest, Bark, Ethology, Branches Of Biology, Sarah Elizabeth Byosiere, Separation Anxiety Disorder

The Idaho senate has approved a bill to kill 90% of the state's wolves

Getty The Idaho Senate approved a plan that will see up to 90% of the state's wolves killed. The move is designed to protect cattle and other livestock. The bill will allow the wolves to be "killed without limit," said animal welfare campaigners. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Idaho Senate has approved a plan that will allow up to 90% of the state's wolves to be killed in a move that animal welfare campaigners warn will allow them to be killed "without limits...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Trends, Idaho, House, New York Times, Wolves, Idaho Senate, Republican Rep, State House of Representatives, Jeff Siddoway, Thomas Colson, Idaho Sen Mark Harris, Van Burtenshaw, Garrick Dutcher

Collar-cam shows wolf going about its day

Who would have thought it? Wolves are good at hunting, but not so great at trimming their beards.
Tags: Video, News, Footage, Wolves

Montana's Governor Killed a Yellowstone Wolf

The governor of Montana killed a gray wolf in violation of state hunting laws, according to documents obtained by the Mountain West News Bureau. Dude just got into office in January, and now he’s got a warning from state wildlife officials. Incredible start to a new term!Read more...
Tags: Science, Montana, Hunting, Wolves, Yellowstone National Park, John Sullivan, Donald Trump Jr, Greg Gianforte, Michael Robinson, Black Wolf, Robert E Smith, Yellowstone Wolf, Geography Of The United States, Regions Of The United States, States Of The United States, Mountain West News Bureau Dude

"Hunters in Wisconsin killed more than 200 wolves last week, far exceeding the state’s limit as they scrambled to take advantage of Trump-era wildlife rules..."

"... that they worry may be tightened by the Biden administration. At least 216 wolves were killed in less than 60 hours, exceeding the state quota of 119 and prompting Wisconsin to end what was meant to be a one-week hunt four days early.... Environmentalists... said the large number of wolves killed in such a short time underscored the need for President Biden to put the gray wolf back on the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. 'These animals were killed using packs of...
Tags: Law, United States, Wisconsin, Environmentalism, Native Americans, Biden, Wolves, Humane Society, Trump, Wildlife Commission, Ann Althouse, Kitty Block, Hunter Nation, Richard M Esenberg, Dylan Jennings

Cats Are Just as Disloyal as You Suspected, New Study Suggests

New research points to an important distinction between cats and dogs when it comes to reading certain social cues. It found that cats, unlike dogs, won’t necessarily avoid people who have wronged their owners.Read more...
Tags: Pet, Science, Dogs, Animals, Cat, Animal Welfare, Wolves, Human Interest, Organisms, Taxa, Shock Collar, Animal Models, Human Interaction With Cats

How Do Some Dogs Learn Words So Quickly?

Vicky Nina, a Yorkshire terrier, and Whisky, a border collie, were given a straightforward task that few dogs can complete: Amid a trove of toys the two pets were already familiar with, they had to identify a new toy by name—more specifically, by the fact that it was the only object they didn’t know the name of. Not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dogs, Yorkshire, Wolves, Scavengers, Dog Training, Taxa, Collie, Domesticated Animals, Herding Dogs, Dog Intelligence, Law_crime, Subspecies Of Canis Lupus, Vicky Nina

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