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2012-10-04 23:02:39

A new anti-snare collar designed by conservation volunteer group Wildlife ACT has saved the lives of three endangered African Painted dogs in South Africa. The collar doubles as a tracking device and saved the wild dogs caught in snares set by local poachers. Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) October 04, 2012 A new anti-snare collar designed by conservation volunteer organisation Wildlife ACT, saved three endangered African Painted dogs who were trapped in snares recently. The collar, which...

Monogamy The Norm For Urban Coyotes
2012-09-26 05:26:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some women in a relationship may refer to their cheating male partners as dogs, but a new study shows that women may have to start calling their men who stray something else if they want to be more accurate. Scientists at the Ohio State University studied urban coyotes living around Chicago and found them to be 100 percent faithful to their mating partner, according to a new study in the latest edition of the Journal of Mammalogy....

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2012-02-28 08:54:40

A new fossil study of North American Ice Age coyotes finds that modern coyotes are much smaller in size today than they were several during the Ice Age. Researchers studying museum collections of coyote skeletons dating from 38,000 years ago to the present day found the surprising change in size and have developed several theories as to why it occurred. Study co-author Julie Meachen of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham, North Carolina says,...

Genetic Evidence Confirms Coyote Migration Route To Virginia And Hybridization With Wolves
2011-10-26 03:37:47

Changes in North American ecosystems over the past 150 years have caused coyotes to move from their native habitats in the plains and southwestern deserts of North America to habitats throughout the United States. In a new study, published Oct. 17 in the Journal of Mammalogy, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute´s Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics used DNA from coyote scat (feces) to trace the route that led some of the animals to colonize in...

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2011-06-01 07:00:00

A new genetic study finds that wolves in the eastern United States and Canada are actually hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes, while the area's coyotes are wolf-coyote-dog hybrids, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report. The research advances a long-standing debate over the origins of two endangered species -- the red wolf, Canis rufus, in North Carolina and the eastern Canadian wolf, Canis lycaon, in Ontario.   The author's of the current study concluded that these...

2010-02-08 13:28:00

By Joe Kosack, Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interested in finding something new and different to try this winter? Coyote hunting may be just what you're looking for, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. "Calling a coyote into shotgun range is one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had in the outdoors," said Perry County Wildlife Conservation Officer Steve Hower. "Catching...

2010-01-14 09:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Silicon Valley IT consulting firm Coyote Creek Consulting announces the launch of its new Remote Monitoring and Management practice area. Complementing their well-established onsite managed services and monitoring offerings, the firm's new cloud-based monitoring services will support companies with up to 500 servers and 78,000 users. Coyote Creek's network monitoring and management service proactively detects and resolves issues before...

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2009-11-02 15:32:51

Ever since the Falklands wolf was described by Darwin himself, the origin of this now-extinct canid found only on the Falkland Islands far off the east coast of Argentina has remained a mystery. Now, researchers reporting in the November 3rd issue of Current Biology who have compared DNA from four of the world's dozen or so known Falklands wolf museum specimens to that of living canids offer new insight into the evolutionary ancestry of these enigmatic carnivores. "One of the big draws for an...


Latest Canines Reference Libraries

Short-eared Dog, Atelocynus microtis
2012-10-30 11:30:12

The short-eared dog (Atelocynus microtis) is a species of canid that is native to the Amazonian basin. This species is the only one in its genus and is also known as the short-eared zorro and the short-eared fox. Its range includes Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, and Colombia. It prefers a habitat in many areas of the rainforests in its range, mainly where there is little human disturbance. These areas include lowland forests, swamp forests, and terra firme forests. This species has many...

Dire Wolf, Canis dirus
2012-05-04 12:37:48

The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the dire wolf was found in Evansville, Indiana. Joseph Granville Norwood acquired the specimen, a...

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2009-07-10 12:32:20

The Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid inhabitant of South America. This mammal resembles a large fox with reddish fur. The Maned wolf is found in semi-open and open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered trees and bushes. This mammal is also found in southeastern Brazil (Mato, Grosso do Sul, Sao Paula, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerai and Goias), northern Argentina, Bolivia, east and north of the Andes, Paraguay, and as far southeast as Peru (Pampas del Heath only)....

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2008-05-20 22:23:50

The Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray dog which he first thought was just a normal stray. After a trip to the pound, he realized that it was more than just a normal domestic stray. The Carolina Dog has a ginger-colored coat, similar to the Dingo and other wild dogs. Experts...

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2007-12-21 13:41:52

The Mearns Coyote (Canis latrans mearnsi), is a subspecies of coyote native to the American Southwest. Its range extends from extreme southern Utah and Nevada in the north, southeastern California and northeastern Baja California on the west, west of the Rio Grande in New Mexico on the east, and northern Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico on the south. It is one of the smaller sub-species of coyote, measuring 18-21 inches tall, 42-50 inches long, and weighing 15-25 pounds. It ranges in color...

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