Latest Canines Stories

2008-07-14 12:00:00

What would constitute child neglect, if not downright abuse, for a human baby might be the kindest thing that can be done for the young coyote found wandering last week in the Bronx. That's the task facing a Middle Island wildlife rehabilitator: toughening up the pup for its possible release back into the wild.

2008-07-11 00:00:16

By Claire Panosian Dunavan LAST month, a new canine joined our clan -- in a manner of speaking. I first spied the small, rangy coyote from my kitchen window. "Shoo!" I yelled, foolishly gesturing toward the driveway. He shot me an inscrutable stare, then bounded off in the opposite direction.

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Sandra T. Molina WHITTIER - Residents living near Sorenson Park have reported a recent spike in coyote sightings at the facility. However sheriff's officials could not confirm the number is rising in that specific area in comparison to previous years.

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Andy Franks LONG BEACH - Coyote sightings in the Cal State Long Beach area have increased, university officials said Wednesday.

2008-07-01 18:00:13

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS Not long ago, I met a man with a problem, a coyote problem. He lives in a rural area around here and told me he just finished paying a $1,500 vet bill to save the life of his small dog.

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Bill Scanlon Coyotes with big appetites are on the prowl in metro Denver. KDVR-Fox Channel 31 reports that David Hurd's family lost two dogs to coyotes in their Lakewood neighborhood, and a homeowner two doors away lost her cat in the past few days.

2008-06-18 09:00:35

Thank you for the opportunity to expand upon the issue of coyote hunting. As human development extends into wildlife habitat, interactions between humans and wildlife become more likely.

2008-06-17 09:00:00

Coyotes have been attacking and sometimes killing domestic pets in Marina and Del Rey Oaks, prompting Marina police to issue an alert.

2008-05-22 06:00:16

By Ramon Coronado, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. May 22--Prompted by a recent rash of coyote attacks on children in Southern California suburbs, American River Parkway rangers have posted signs warning park visitors of the wild canine in Carmichael.

2008-05-12 14:50:00

In the Cerrado region of Brazil, four dogs trained to detect animal feces by scent are helping researchers monitor rare and threatened wildlife.

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...

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)....

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...

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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