Of coyotes, wolves, dogs, and men

Humans and the various canids belonging to gray wolf species complex possess the most complex relationship of any two beings currently living on this earth.  At one point, they are our cherished companions, often closer to us than we ever … Continue reading

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River Wolves

Quest and Anka swimming in the Ohio River on Sunday.         Natural History

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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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Maned wolves in the Shenandoah Mountains

They aren’t the most genetically distant canids from wolves. That would be the Urocyon species. Reproductive technologies in domestic dogs will lead the way. I have this bizarre fantasy of someone setting up a ranch in the Southwest for the … Continue reading

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Arctic hare vs. wolves

Quite a chase! Natural History

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