Tag Archives: August

Evidence emerges that African and Eurasian golden jackals (Canis aureus) are two distinct species

Both Eurasia and Africa are home to populations of animals known as “golden jackals” (Canis aureus).  Visually, they are extremely similar; genetically, however, they appear to be very distinct. After analyzing DNA collected from both populations of jackals (as well … Continue reading

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Alexander Archipelago Wolf May Receive ESA Protection

Federal authorities announced Friday that the isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni, a subspecies of gray wolf), living solely in southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, may require protection under the Endangered Species Act. The wolves, which den under western … Continue reading

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Pat’s Poetry Corner: How Do You Spell “Stenoecious”?

Science is full of extremely long and complicated words, such as crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk), omnivorous (eating both animals and plants), and deciduous (describing trees that shed leaves in the fall and grow new ones in the spring).  … Continue reading

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Register Now for Suzanne Clothier’s Seminar and Save $50!

  August 8-10, 2014 Do you have a dog? Are you a dog behaviorist? Are you a dog trainer? You don’t want to miss “Head and Heart in Balance” with Suzanne Clothier August 8-10, 2014! Head and Heart in Balance: … Continue reading

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Your Dog Has Something to Tell You

Staff at Wolf Park have long known that dogs (and their cousins, wolves, foxes, and coyotes) have a rich inner life and a lot to “say”.  Do you know what your dog might be trying to tell you?  Alexandra Horowitz’s … Continue reading

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Devon: Spring 2000 – July 22, 2014

Devon, our beautiful silver-phase red fox, was put to sleep on the evening of July 22, 2014. For several years her blood tests had indicated that her kidneys were gradually losing efficiency. This is typical of aging animals (including humans). … Continue reading

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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Wolf Management Methods

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today denied a petition filed by eight conservation groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Cascadia Wildlands, and the Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club, seeking to limit when wolves can be killed … Continue reading

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Idaho Suspends Wolf Killing Program in Frank Church Wilderness for 2014

On July 28, 2014, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) announced that their controversial wolf extermination program in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area will not be implemented in the winter of 2014-2015.  In a … Continue reading

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Speak Your Mind About USFWS Mexican Gray Wolf Management Changes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) changing the rules governing Mexican gray wolf reintroduction. The proposal contains some contentious suggestions: The proposal would allow more Mexican gray wolves to be shot, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Expands Allowed Wolf Harvest for 2014

The state of Minnesota will issue 3,800 wolf licenses for the 2014 hunting season — 500 more than last year — and will allow hunters and trappers to kill 250 wolves — 30 more than last year’s target, according to … Continue reading

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