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As wolf populations grow in parts of the West, most of the focus has been on their value in aiding broader ecosystem recovery – but a new study from Oregon State University also points out that they could play an important role in helping to save other threatened species.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled against blocking planned wolf hunts in the states of Idaho and Montana scheduled to begin within the next week.
According to a new study, over half of all deaths of Swedish wolves are due to illegal poaching.
Black bears hibernate, sleeping their way through winter, and who can blame them?
A veterinary expert said one scientist may have discovered a nonsurgical way to sterilize dogs.
Rare find alters origins and distribution of Terminonaris; first home was Texas and North America â€” not Europe.
Scientists off South Africa's Cape were surprised as a half-ton great white shark jumped into their research boat with them.
A team of international scientists has found that all living polar bears descend from a single mama brown bear.
Game Commission to offer bald eagle viewing guides HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's symbol of freedom and strength, the bald eagle, has surpassed a milestone of 200 active nests this year in the Commonwealth, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Modern conservationists approach on whole-genome analyses of two Tasmanian devils drives efforts to save the species from extinction, a study revealed on Monday.
Shunka Warakin is creature from American folklore resembling a wolf, a hyena, or both. It has been suggested by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman that the creature was unknown to modern sources and its name translates to “carries off dogs.” In 1986, Israel Ammon Hutchins shot an animal on a Montana ranch. Coleman suggests that it was an example of the Shunka Warakin. It was stuffed and put on display at Joseph Sherwood’s general store and museum in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. This is the...
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...
The Spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas. Its length is up to (50 cm). The spearfish remora is an elongate round-bodied fish, with a large oval suction disc on top of the head. This disc is actually a highly modified first dorsal fin with a raised flattened edge that acts as a seal, and a series of horizontal septae that can be moved so as to create a vacuum in a sealed chamber. Using this device...
The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gharials are adapted to calmer areas in deep fast moving rivers. They rarely leave the water and do so only to bask in the sun or nest on sandbanks near the river. The gharial is the second-longest of all living crocodilians. A large male can...
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a member of the canidae family (which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes) and is indigenous to East Asia. It is not a true dog, and is the only species in its genus Nyctereutes. It is named for its superficial resemblance to the non-canidae raccoon. The animal carries historical and cultural significance in Japan. Raccoon dogs are native to Japan, southeastern Siberia, and Manchuria. Between 1929 and 1955 they were introduced to the European part...
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.