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Stared at Each Other'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 3, 2022 12:10 PM CST
Wolf Researchers: 'We Just Open-Mouthed Stared at Each Other'
Wolves infected with a brain parasite are more likely to lead their pack, study suggests
- What compels some animals—maybe even humans—to become leaders of their pack? A new study suggests the answer could be surprisingly simple: a brain parasite. Researchers studying Yellowstone wolves discovered that those infected with a parasite called
are more likely to become pack leaders or to roam...
Emboldened Wolves to
Be Shot at With Paintballs
Nov 4, 2022 9:20 AM CDT
Emboldened Wolves to Be Shot at With Paintballs
Dutch officials complain wolves are becoming too tame, while activists allege a plot to kill
- A recent video showing a wolf strolling casually past a worried family of four in a national park in the Netherlands shows how some of the country's wolves have lost their fear of humans. Hoping to see that fear return, authorities are now turning to paintballs. A new decision...
There's an Investigation
Into the Killing of Wolf 1233
Sep 4, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
There's an Investigation Into the Killing of Wolf 1233
'Intercept' looks at allegations a Yellowstone ranger improperly hunted a wolf
- Hunters killed a record 25 Yellowstone wolves last season , a figure that represents one-fifth of the park's wolf population and is more than double the previous high of a decade ago. As a deep dive at the Intercept explains, newly relaxed rules on hunters instituted by Montana Gov. Greg...
a Wolf Pack. The Reality
Was 'More Hilarious'
in case you missed it
May 1, 2022 4:40 PM CDT
Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'
Park County Sheriff's Office says 'pack' was actually a bunch of escaped Saint Bernards
- People tend to see what they want to see. For one particular person along a Colorado roadway, what they apparently wanted to see was a pack of wolves, but what they actually spotted in the wild was something else entirely. A video emerged earlier this week titled "Pack of...
of Yellowstone Wolves Killed
Jan 7, 2022 2:00 AM CST
'Extraordinary Number' of Yellowstone Wolves Killed
20 roamed from the park in recent months and were shot
- Twenty of Yellowstone National Park's renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in recent months—the most killed by hunting in a single season since the predators were reintroduced to the region more than 25 years ago, according to park officials. Fifteen wolves were...
In Oregon, 'Egregious'
Poisoning Kills 8 Wolves
Dec 2, 2021 3:40 PM CST
In Oregon, 'Egregious' Poisoning Kills 8 Wolves
State wildlife officials want the public's help
- Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The Oregon State Police has been investigating the killing of all five members of the Catherine Pack in Union County, plus...
Critics Rip USDA's
'Inhumane' Killing of
Wolf Pups in Idaho
Oct 12, 2021 8:11 AM CDT
Critics Rip USDA's 'Inhumane' Killing of Wolf Pups in Idaho
Students tracking the pups, conservation groups blast culling, while agency defends it
- For students at Idaho's Timberline High School, a wolf pack roaming nearby in Boise National Forest offered the opportunity to study the animals, and so they've tracked the group since 2003. This spring, though, a shocking find was made: eight pups in the pack were killed by none...
Protections Are Eased, and
Wolf Population Takes a Hit
Jul 6, 2021 1:13 PM CDT
Protections Are Eased, and Wolf Population Takes a Hit
Hunters killed about a third of gray wolves in Wisconsin
- As many as one-third of Wisconsin's gray wolves likely died at the hands of humans in the months after the federal government announced it was ending legal protections, according to a new study. Poaching and a February hunt that far exceeded kill quotas were largely responsible for the drop-off,...
3 Gray Wolf Pups Give Hope
to Colorado Wildlife Watchers
Jun 14, 2021 4:13 PM CDT
3 Gray Wolf Pups Give Hope to Colorado Wildlife Watchers
While no longer endangered, the species is protected in the state
- Three pups born in Colorado made history. Gray wolves, while no longer on the endangered species list, are still very rare—and protected in Colorado. A plan to reintroduce them to the area has been both controversial and slow. Wildlife officials tracking a pair of what they thought to be...
'Landscape of Fear' Cuts
May 25, 2021 5:01 PM CDT
'Landscape of Fear' Cuts Vehicle-Deer Collisions
Accidents decline when wolves move into an area, researchers find
- Ecologist Rolf Peterson remembers driving remote stretches of road in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and seeing areas strewn with deer carcasses. That changed after gray wolves arrived in the region from Canada and Minnesota. "When wolves moved in during the 1990s and 2000s, the deer-vehicle collisions went way down,...
90% of Idaho's Wolves Could Be
Killed Under Fast-Tracked Bill
Apr 23, 2021 10:45 AM CDT
90% of Idaho's Wolves Could Be Killed Under Fast-Tracked Bill
There would be no limit on the number of wolves a person could kill
- A fast-tracked bill allowing for the killing of up to 90% of Idaho's wolves cleared the state Senate 26-7 Wednesday and could come up for a House vote on Friday, the AP reports. Supporters say the bill—which would remove limits on the number of wolves a hunter can...
Wolves Attack Worker at
Center Where Lion Killed Intern
Mar 23, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
Wolves Attack Worker at Center Where Lion Killed Intern
Injured keeper says she is 'doing just fine'
- A worker has been injured by two wolves at the same North Carolina exotic animal center where an escaped lion killed a college intern in 2018. Authorities say animal keeper Hayley Quay was bitten on the elbows and thigh in the wolf enclosure at Conservators Center Saturday afternoon and was...
Was 119 Wolves.
They Blew Past It
Mar 3, 2021 1:35 PM CST
Hunters' Quota Was 119 Wolves. They Blew Past It
Wisconsin's quota was exceeded by 82%
- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved 1,547 permits to kill a quota of 119 wolves during a weeklong hunt. What happened instead: 216 wolves were killed in less than 60 hours, per the
New York Times
. That's 82% more than the limit allowed, and conservationists are furious....
Critically Endangered Wolves
Released in North Carolina
Mar 2, 2021 6:21 PM CST
Critically Endangered Wolves Released in North Carolina
State is the only place in the world where red wolves roam free
- Government wildlife officials have released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in the filing Monday...
Study of Dire Wolf DNA
Has Surprising Results
Jan 13, 2021 1:25 PM CST
Study of Dire Wolf DNA Has Surprising Results
They're 'not related closely in any way' to gray wolves
- Biologists have long observed that a nature has a tendency to evolve things into crabs . It also appears to like making wolves. Scientists say they were very surprised when an analysis of the genome of the dire wolf, a North American predator that went extinct around 11,000 years ago,...
Cubs Can Be Killed
in Alaska Dens Under
Trump Rule Change
May 29, 2020 8:22 AM CDT
Cubs Can Be Killed in Alaska Dens Under Trump Rule Change
NPS, Fish and WiNPS, Fish and Wildlife to relax Obama-era regulations related to federal lands
- Two federal agencies are relaxing Obama-era regulations on wildlife, now allowing for more hunting and trapping at national preserves throughout Alaska. The
Alaska Daily News
reports that the rolling back by the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service of the 2015 prohibitions will allow hunters to take black...
This Pup Is 18K Years Old
Dec 2, 2019 12:12 PM CST
This Pup Is 18K Years Old
But it's not clear whether it's a dog or wolf that was found in Siberian permafrost
- Daww. Melting permafrost in Siberia has revealed a well-preserved pup who was born about 18,000 years ago. In fact, the little guy still has his teeth, limbs, nose, whiskers, and eyelashes, reports the
. The big question still unanswered: whether he's a dog or a wolf. The...
A National Park
of a Horror Movie'
Aug 14, 2019 5:33 AM CDT
A National Park First: 'Like Something Out of a Horror Movie'
Wolf went after family of 4 sleeping in their tent at Banff campground in Alberta, Canada
- "It was like something out of a horror movie." That's not how you want to remember a camping trip with your husband and two young sons, but per a Facebook post by Elisa Rispoli, that's how things went down Thursday night in Banff National Park after...
Wolves Are Airdropped Onto
Island to Counter Moose Boom
Mar 7, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Wolves Are Airdropped Onto Island to Counter Moose Boom
As ice bridges melt, migration happens by helicopter
- Four Canadian wolves now find themselves in a strange habitat, an island in Lake Superior, after being airdropped there by the US National Park Service. Their mission is to whittle down the moose population in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, the
reports, and help grow the wolf population....
Extinct Wolf DNA
Turns Up in Texas
Jan 15, 2019 11:47 AM CST
'Incredibly Rare': Extinct Wolf DNA Turns Up in Texas
Canines on Galveston Island could be red wolf-coyote hybrid
- The red wolf was declared effectively extinct in the American wild almost 40 years ago, but, like the Neanderthal, it lives on in descendants still thriving today. That's the welcome discovery revealed in a study in
, which found a substantial amount of red wolf DNA in two road-kill...
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