About confluences and discrepancies, moral and scientific aspects. About electric collars and fences.
Voyageurs Wolf Project again delivered evidences about another rare behavior, discovering not only local gray wolf individuals eating berries purposefully, but also regurgitating them to their pups. The basic question is to WHY those wolves eat fruits.
13 wolf pups were researched by putting them through standard behavioral tests usually used by dog breeders to assess predispositions of working dogs. 3 of 13 tested wolf cubs spontaneously showed interest to the ball being thrown - 2 of them fetched it twice, 3rd one did it every time.
Canis lupus in its natural habitat is an exemplary wild predator. Living in family packs it hunts (food finding), stays safe (active protection or passive risk avoidance) and reproduces. To sum up - it survives, where one of conditions to be fulfilled is avoiding a human.
As a Christmas gift, that extraordinary painting has just been hanged on my wall, created by a gifted person. More poetic vision than other wild or folk ones. Hopefully, the first but not last, rare treasured art in my life.
Siberian discovery confirmed the earliest evidence for dog breeding taking place on remote Zhokhov Island. New study, concerning the North American Arctic area, finds Inuit sledge dogs unique and specialised to help them to thrive.
Almost a quarter of a century passed by since the first wolf individuals were released into the open park boundary, as the missing element in its natural ecosystem to be balanced, with a hope they would settle there permanently.
Livestock-guarding dogs work autonomously. Immediate reaction on stranger's approaching (predatory animal, unrecognised person) is essential - LGD intends to distract an intruder closing in, to prevent a potential attack on grazing animals within protected pasture.
Indian folk-art inspires independent artists, with myriad ideas of its realisations. Primary Oji-Cree twisted dual spiderweb design hung on the one loop where both net-knotted threads secured each other in their fulfilled role - a common hanging tool or a tiny necklace/amulet.
Recent study suggests that in the distant past, Tibetan mastiffs (as a domestic dog type of breed) could survive in harsh, low-oxygen high mountains' environment thanks to being randomly hybridised with mountain wolf individuals (vide Tibetan wolf), by gaining hypoxia tolerance.
Hard to deny the impression of experiencing a lot - the book is subjective, but accurate, written by an bystander and ethologist at once, concluded/illustrated with real examples coming from personal observations of wolves, witnessed by someone fascinated with their social nature.
Polish lore and culture are permanently attached to the forest with its wolf, lynx and brown bear as main predatory carnivores. Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski (1849-1915), born in Poland, mostly painted genre scenes featuring people, hunting dogs, horses and especially wolf as a leitmotif .
Prey-predator relations. PTSD-like brain changes aspect. Fear of predators may change prey's brain structures
Winter is coming. In the Subcarpathian suburb it means a deer or a hare flitting suddenly on the horizon or just crossing your path on the run. It's a time of bird feeding and wild animal marks on the snow. Hopefully to hear a wolf's howl somewhere far away.
Understanding natural canine behavior is essential similarly to understanding gray wolf as an apex predatory species. Canine hacking means understanding a dog by observing its natural behavior. Lupine one is awareness of Canis lupus and Canis familiaris originating from a common ancestor.
Voyageurs Wolf Project camera traps (May 2018), documents certain changes in Minnesota wolf predatory behavior strategies.Since 2015, the VWP identified approximately 400 situations when wolf ambushed on beaver - attacking from downwind, so beavers couldn't sniff an approaching predator.
Thomas Newsome, environmentalist, Australian dingo ecology expert, researched both of genus Canis representatives in Europe testing the hypothesis that the range expansion of golden jackal was triggered by intensive persecution and resulting decline of the gray wolf.
It is obvious and scientifically confirmed, gray wolf and domestic dog can randomly cross resulting with a hybrid as a consequence of pairing each other different - however infertile (capable of interbreeding), matched by sufficient parental compatibility - species/subspecies individuals.
Whereas multiple hypothesis related to Chernobyl wolves possible migrations are worldwide risen, Chernobyl dogs got a chance to be health - and radiation - monitored and breeding controlled anew.
Native fauna and flora species still inhabit the considered - especially by outsiders - as unfriendly dangerous environment, flourishing there without a human factor presence, where approximately 70% is forest (biocenosis) containing water sources like lakes, rivers and marshes (biotope).
The majority of animal behavior is instinctive - genetically conditioned hereditary ability of animals (including humans) to proceed according to specific behavioral sequences driven by impulses and controlled by selected external stimulus, being primary conditions for survival.
Blue color of the fence is above all for searching/tracking predators (scent detecting or following it) information about inaccessibility of potential prey easy to get if not monitored. Fluttering bands play an additional role - deterring them hunting in the dark (along with LGD or instead of them).
Isle Royale National Park service decided about reintroduction of a wolf species to the island, by release of 20-30 individuals in 3-5 years, starting from fall 2018. The only similar experimental occurrence took place in Yellowstone National Park where it covered the open interstate area.
Every disc dog event related training bases on behavior chain in which units of behavior occur in sequences, relying primarily on Canis familiaris natural prey drive inherited after Canis lupus ancestors and fetching a toy tendency as a part of dog-human relations.
Shinto wolf is related to mountains, mountain tops and cordilleras. It identifies a mountain guardian helping travellers by guiding them if lost (Jap. 送り狼, okuri-ôkami, 'sending wolf').
Without a doubt, the "experimental population" of Yellowstone is the most thoroughly researched and most often studied wolf population in the world.
A dreamcatcher appears also in Siberian folklore. It’s not called asabikeshiinh [‘spider’ in Ojibwa] but kytgem [‘bait’ in Koryak].
More or less intentionally Until Dawn becomes another publication supporting a positive image of the wolf as an animal, canidae and carnivore.