Wolves, Coyotes, Dingos, and Dogs

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Raging debate : Does culling wolves curb poaching?

A researcher in Norway launched the latest salvo Wednesday in a fierce, sometimes caustic debate on how legal hunting impacts the poaching of large …

Wildlife

Woman spots wandering coyote carrying fallen cat in Newton neighborhood

Joyce Hynds is no stranger to coyotes and has seen them often on her walks through the woods in Auburndale Park behind her Newton home. But the …

Boston

The Imperiled American Wolf

Wildlife

The 'Most Famous Wolf in the World' Lived Hard—and Died Tragically

This alpha female dominated the wolves of Yellowstone. But outside the national park, she was vulnerable.<p>In 2012, “the most famous wolf in the world” was shot by a trophy hunter outside the sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park. She was known as ’06, and her death caused an international outcry …

Wildlife

World's biggest dog show takes place in Leipzig

While some 30,000 canines are set to meet in Leipzig for the World Dog Show, the largest of its type in the world, discover 10 dog breeds that …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon

Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and …

Wildlife

Hunter surrounded by wolves, acts in self-defense when one charges

A 38-year-old man hunting alone for elk in Oregon found himself fearing for his life when three wolves he originally believed to be coyotes …

Self Defense

Wildlife killing contests are animal welfare and conservation disgrace · A Humane Nation

At the coyote contests in Nevada, participants often use high-tech equipment such as powerful weapons and electronic calling devices that lure these …

Wildlife

Where did Norwegian wolves originate — and are they hybrids?

A new look at the genetics of wolves in Norway is in the works. An initial look to establish where the controversial animals have come from hasn’t …

Wildlife

Hybrids reveal the barriers to successful mating between species

Scientists don’t understand the process of speciation, but hybrids can reveal the genes that keep species apart.

Biology
University of New South Wales

For the first time in 100 years, officials confirm the death of Calif. livestock by wolf

For the first time in over a century, California officials confirmed the death of a state rancher's livestock by wolf.<p>A heifer on a Lassen County ranch was attacked and killed by the Lassen Pack on Oct. 13, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed in a report.<p>Following an …

Wildlife

$15,500 Reward Offered After Endangered Wolf Shot Dead

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has banded together with five conservation groups to offer a $15,500 reward for information about the killing of a federally protected gray wolf.<p>The four-year-old male, known as OR-33, was found dead in late April in southwestern Oregon's Fremont-Winema National …

Wildlife

Wolf cub hybrids face the chopping block in Germany

The wolf management authority wants to put down six wolf-labrador dogs, sparking an outcry from puppy lovers. The hybrids threaten the genetic future …

Wolves

Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds

Showing tongues and puppy eyes, and facial movement in general, was more likely when scientists faced the animals, suggesting conscious communication<p>Dogs really do turn on the puppy eyes when humans look at them, according to researchers studying canine facial expressions.<p>Scientists have discovered …

Pets

Death of a Modern Wolf

As Mastrangelo contemplated her encounter with the wolf at Lost Shoe Creek, she found more and more meaning in the wolves’ behavior in Pacific Rim. …

Wolves

Bomb Dogs: Honoring the Courage of Four-Legged Warriors

The American Humane Association (AHA) awarded its K-9 Medal of Courage to five dogs this past week for their exceptional service in the U.S. …

Dogs

More than 25,000 wild dogs are running amok on Guam. There are only 4 dog catchers.

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — In June 2017, an estimated 25,000 stray dogs were roaming the island of Guam. That number grows every day, posing a public health hazard to those who encounter them.<p>Dededo resident Adam Grimm is from Indiana, but is stationed here with the U.S. Army. "I'm all about dogs and people …

Guam

Why are coyotes so polarizing?

A new book seeks to make sense of the hated canid’s history.

Animals

Dingo for Biodiversity Project

The Dingo for Biodiversity Project is a science and conservation initiative conducting research into the ecological role of dingoes. The project …

Ecology

Is kindness the solution to conflicts with wild dogs?

Does killing wild dogs to prevent conflict with humans actually make problems more likely? So suggest researchers who analyzed dingo control programs …

Wildlife

Emails: Facing threats to med school, WSU disavows wolf researcher

Close<p>WSU professor Robert Wielgus<p>WSU professor Robert Wielgus<p>CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter<br>August 11, 2017<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a …

Campers in Israel warned after series of wolf attacks

Ten incidents involving wolf bites have been reported over summer in Judean desert<p>Israeli authorities are warning families with young children to take extra care after a series of wolf attacks on campers in the Judean desert.<p>Ten incidents involving wolf bites were reported over the summer around …

Wildlife

Dogs Have Feelings—Here's How We Know

Dogs can be trained to sit and stay in an MRI.<p>Do our pets love us—or just the treats we give them? To find out, Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University, trained dogs to go inside an MRI scanner. He managed to map their brains as they responded to different stimuli and describes the …

The Brain

Packs of African Wild Dogs Vote on Group Decisions by Sneezing

The achoos have it.<p>Do pack animals just follow their leader? Or if not, how do they reach a consensus? According to observations taken of African …

Romania to kill bears, wolves after rise in attacks

Romania on Monday said it would kill or relocate 140 bears and 97 wolves following a rise in the number of attacks on humans, sparking outrage from …

Meet the Dire Wolf, Your Favorite "Game of Thrones" Canine

The largest ancestral canine that ever lived, the Dire Wolf (<i>Canis dirus</i>) terrorized the plains of North America until the end of the last Ice Age, …

Mammals

KILLING GAMES ~ Wildlife In The Crosshairs

Dog Bites: Comprehensive Data and Interdisciplinary Analyses

Why dogs bite, the medical, legal, and other consequences of humans being bitten by dogs, and how to manage them, are "hot" topics globally.1 I'm …