Are Dogs Wolves?

The conversation has been going on for years about whether dogs are basically governed by the qualities of their distant ancestors, the wolf. There have been lively debates about whether the chihuahua under someone’s arm retains any of the instincts, … Continue reading

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The problem with using modern wolves in dog domestication studies

Gordon Buchanan with a wild arctic wolf on Ellsmere. Photo by the BBC.  For really long time, the mystery of human bipedalism vexed us. Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees and the bonobos, are all knuckle-walking apes, and there was an … Continue reading

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Dr. Claudio Sillero on Ethiopian wolves

This is “Mr. Ethiopian wolf,” pretty much the world’s leading expert on the species: There is a very interesting discussion in the Q and A portion about the introgression of dog genes into Ethiopian wolves and why that’s not necessarily … Continue reading

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Arctic hare vs. wolves

Quite a chase! Natural History

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Great documentary about Indian wolves

This is now playing on Netflix: These wolves really do remind me of coyotes, right down to their consumption of fruit when it’s available.   Natural History

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49 wolves

Source for image Any time someone from the Lower 48 goes to Alaska, the instant question that comes up on return is the traveler encountered a wolf. The answer for me is simply no, and I knew fully well there … Continue reading

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