Tag: gray wolf science
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behavioral ecology | ecosystem science | ecological niches | wolf migrations | wolf hybridity | European wolf
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.
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.
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.