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Mother Wolves Determine Pack Health
2012-10-11 15:33:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After studying the gray wolves of Yellowstone Park for 14 years, biologists have discovered the key to raising happy, healthy, productive wolf cubs. The secret? Cooperation and a nice, heavy mother. These gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s. Since then, the wolves have been widely studied by biologists and scientists as they work to figure out what makes these carnivorous...

2012-10-09 14:19:12

What does it take to raise successful, self-sufficient offspring? A healthy mom with lots of in-house help, says Utah State University researcher Dan MacNulty. While this advice may benefit humans, a recent study by MacNulty and colleagues actually focuses on another group of large, social mammals — namely, wolves. "Using 14 years of data from the long-term study of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, we examined a number of key traits that allow wolves to overcome environmental...

Urban Coyotes Move To The City
2012-10-05 21:52:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Urban coyote populations could be just the beginning of animal predators making their way towards the big cities. Scientists have located a coyote territory about five miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport that has been around for at least six years. "That's an indication that they don't have to go far to find food and water. They're finding everything they need right there, in the suburbs of Chicago," Stan Gehrt, an...

Moose Help Transfer Nitrogen From Water To Land
2012-08-20 05:02:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Through their dietary and excretory habits, moose help transfer "significant" amounts of nitrogen from aquatic ecosystems to terrestrial ones, a research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered. While land-based vegetation provides some sustenance for moose (Alces alces), it is low in sodium, forcing the creatures to consume aquatic macrophytes (large plants found in lakes, ponds, and wetlands)....

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2012-08-07 09:43:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss biologists, including wolf expert Dr. Jean-Marc Landry from the Swiss Carnivore Research Group, are testing a new way to protect remote herds of sheep from wolves: text messaging. The wolf-warning device is a collar that will text the shepherd if the sheep's heart rate rises and stays high for a increased period of time. This signals that the sheep is in distress and needs help. The collar is seen as a replacement for expensive...

The Iberian Wolf Lives Close To Humans More For Shelter Than For Food
2012-07-11 18:31:03

The Iberian wolf lives in increasingly humanised landscapes, with limited food resources and its presence is not always welcome. But, according to Spanish researchers, food availability plays a secondary role compared to landscape characteristics, which can offer refuge and allow wolves to remain in human-dominated environments in Galicia. The habitat of the Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) varies greatly across the Iberian Peninsula and its diet revolves around what is available,...

Isle Royale Wolf Pack Decimated By Deaths Of Three Wolves
2012-06-15 11:08:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Researchers from Michigan Technological University studying the wolf population at Isle Royale National Park were bewildered as to why there was a significant decline in the numbers of wolves on the northwest island on Lake Superior during their 2012 Winter Study -- the population went from 16 to 9 in just one year. After scratching their heads for months over the disappearances, the team received word in May that could explain at least some of the...

2012-05-24 23:00:14

World-renowned Pianist Hélène Grimaud and Famed Cellist Jan Vogler Perform a Benefit Recital for the Wolf Conservation Center, in South Salem N.Y., to be Held at the Luxurious Bedford Post Inn, Owned by Richard Gere South Salem, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Webcast registration: http://nywolf.org/webcast Her adventurous approach to the classics has seen her compared to Glenn Gould. Offstage, she has famously studied and raised wolves. Now Hélène Grimaud´s most...


Latest Gray Wolf Reference Libraries

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

Caspian Seal
2013-04-30 14:10:47

The Caspian seal (Pusa caspica) is one of the smallest species in the true seal family that is native only to the Caspian Sea.  It can be seen on shorelines, rocky islands, and ice blocks that occur throughout the sea. In warmer months, these seals will inhabit northern areas of this range, but in colder months, they inhabit cooler waters and the mouths of the Ural and Volga rivers. It is thought that these seals only occur in the Caspian Sea because they moved there during the Quaternary...

Muskox, Ovibos moschatus
2012-10-01 10:05:00

The muskox (Ovibos moschatus), also known as the musk ox, is native to the Arctic areas of Canada, United Sates, and Greenland. Populations have been introduced into Norway, Sweden, and Siberia, but these are small. There was a population in Antarctica, but it was wiped out due to hunting and climate change, which caused its habitat to decline. Despite this, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service introduced a new population onto Nunivak Island in Antarctica, as a means of supported...

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2008-05-21 11:55:40

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog originated as an experiment in 1955 in the former Czech Republic. The breed was created by breeding a German Shepherd with a Carpathian Wolf, in attempts to create a "wolfdog" which blended the qualities of a dog and a wolf. The breed looks the part. The build of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, as well as its hair are wolf-like. The color of its coat is gray, with either a yellow or silver tint and a light mask. Its hair is straight and thick. The breed stands over...

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2007-12-21 13:40:21

The Southern-East Asian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), also known as the Turkish or Iranian Wolf, is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which ranges from Northern Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iran. Israel seems to be the last hope for the Southern-East Asian Wolf's survival in the Middle East because it is the only country in the region where they have legal protection. There are between 150-250 wolves all over northern and central Israel. The biggest dangers to the wolves in...

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