By Rachel E. Wells / Wolf Song of Alaska Volunteer. A. Natural History. Until recently, the red wolf has been considered a separate species (Canis rufus) from its cousin the gray wolf (Canis lupus). Current classification of the red wolf has been under debate. Three subspecies of the red wolf have been recognized: the Florida red wolf (Canis rufus floridanus), the Mississippi Valley red wolf (C.r. gregoryi ), and the Texas red wolf (C.r. rufus ) (Mech 1970). The Florida and Mississippi subspecies of red wolf are similar to the eastern gray wolf (Canis lupus lycaon ) in size and general proportions. The Texas red wolf is physically very similar to Canis latrans, the coyote. Many debate over Texas wolf genetics and some individuals are difficult to tell apart from a coyote.. A study by Barbara Lawrence and W. H. Bossert in 1967 (Mech 1970) revealed four unique facts about the red wolf. These facts help to explain the similarity of the red wolf to the gray wolf that inhabited the eastern United ...
Grey wolves Canis lupus have been studied extensively, but there has been no detailed review of the species feeding ecology, despite growing debate about how to conserve wolf populations while limiting their impacts on wild or domestic ungulates. Here, we assess the extent to which the grey wolf diet varies among and within North America, Europe, and Asia. We derived dietary data from searches of published literature. We grouped studies based on their bioregional location. We compared grey wolf diet among locations using non-metric multidimensional scaling and analysis of similarity. We assessed whether increased human impacts are associated with decreased grey wolf dietary diversity. Finally, using studies from southern Europe, we assessed whether the importance of wild ungulates in grey wolf diet has increased over time, coincident with a decline in domestic species in grey wolf diet over time. We compiled dietary data from 177 studies incorporating 94607 scat and stomach samples. Grey wolf ...
The Mackenzie Wolf was originally classified as Canis lupus mackenzii, the Northwest Territories wolf; not recognized as a sub-species of the Gray Wolf until 1943.. In 1992, this wolf was re-classified as Canis lupus occidentalis, common with wolves in Alaska and Western Canada.. Terms such as timber wolf, arctic wolf, buffalo, buffalo runner and Mackenzie wolf are all descriptive terms for the Gray Wolf.. The main prey of this wolf is the caribou.. Most studies of this wolf occurred in the Mackenzie District of the Northwest Territories in Canada.. Not much has been "published" on Canis lupus mackenzii but one of the most comprehensive studies was done in 1954 by W.A. Fuller, Wolf Control Operations, Southern Mackenzie District, Canada Wildlife Service Report.. Mech and Busch make little reference to the former Canis lupus mackenzii. ...
By Harri Leigh. MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Its been a tough year to collect data on wolves in the Upper Peninsula. The wet spring could have an impact on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources biennial wolf population estimates.. As part of the Michigan Wolf Management Plan, the DNR monitors wolves in the Upper Peninsula.. Their research helps shape policy decisions, including whether to allow public hunting. One of the main ways they monitor wolves is through population estimates, released every other year.. "We trap wolves," said Kevin Swanson, wildlife management specialist with the DNRs Wildlife Division. "Weve got several researchers and biologists that do the trapping, and its basically to get collars on wolves so that we can assess mortality.". But you cant estimate population if you cant find any wolves. The long, wet spring made trapping difficult. One DNR wildlife biologist, Brian Roell, was unable to catch any wolves at all.. "Its the continuous rain," Roell said. ...
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Gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains no longer have immunity to hunters in the region, as the Federal Endangered Species Act protection was removed on Friday.. The news has encouraged environmentalists to draw up plans to sue the federal government next month in hopes of extending the protection of approximately 1,500 gray wolves.. Last month, Lynn Scarlett, Deputy Secretary of the Interior said the gray wolf population was thriving and no longer required the protection of the Endangered Species Act.. "The wolf population in the Northern Rockies has far exceeded its recovery goal and continues to expand its size and range. States, tribes, conservation groups, federal agencies and citizens of both regions can be proud of their roles in this remarkable conservation success story," said Scarlett.. As a result, hunters in Idaho will be allowed to kill 100-300 wolves this fall, according to a plan from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission caused by reports of livestock deaths in the region due ...
In 9th century France, Charlemagne founded an elite corps of crown funded officials called "Luparii", whose purpose was to control wolf populations in France during the Middle Ages.[12] Luparii were responsible for the initial reduction of wolf populations in France, which would become decimated in later centuries. The office of luparii is today known as the Wolfcatcher Royal.[13] On 9 August 1787 the office of luparii was dissolved because of financing issues during the French Revolution but was reinstated twelve years later by Napoleon.[12] After the Revolution ended, wolf hunting was no longer an activity reserved for the aristocracy. Wolves could be killed for monetary rewards equivalent to a months pay. From 1818 to 1829, 1400 wolves were killed each year. This high kill rate coincided with the increased distribution of flintlocks. At the dawn of the 19th century, there were up to 5000 wolves in France, a number which was reduced to half that amount by 1850. By 1890, the wolf population ...
The Wolf and the Lamb=-. Once upon a time, there was a young Wolf and a young Lamb, and they lived in the same Village. They never met, though, because the Wolf had to be a Wolf, and the Lamb had to be a Lamb, and wolves and lambs dont spend much time in each others company because wolves eat lambs.. Then one day they were both in the same field, and the Wolf said to the Lamb, "I am going to eat you!". "Okay," said the Lamb, "Thats what Im here for.". So the Wolf opened his mouth and placed it on the Lambs throat. But when he tried to close his jaws, they wouldnt close. No matter how hard he tried, the Wolfs jaws just would not bite down on the Lamb.. "I cant eat you," the Wolf said.. "Why not? Isnt that your job as a Wolf?" asked the Lamb.. "Yes. But I cant. I dont know why. Next time I catch you though, I will try again.". "Okay," said the Lamb.. And they met like that several more times, but the Wolf still couldnt bite the Lamb.. "This is ridiculous," said the Lamb.. "I know," ...
Lawsuit Fights 38 Years of Delay in Recovering Southwests Mexican Gray Wolves. TUCSON, Ariz.- A coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for repeated failures over the last 38 years to develop a valid recovery plan for the imperiled Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. With only 83 individuals and five breeding pairs in the wild at last report, Mexican gray wolves remain at serious risk of extinction. The recovery plan, a blueprint for rebuilding an endangered species population to sustainable levels, is necessary to ensure the lobos survival and is legally required under the Endangered Species Act. "The opportunity to recover the Mexican gray wolf is slipping away due to genetic problems and inadequate management policies, but the government still hasnt created the basic recovery blueprint that the law requires," said Earthjustice attorney Timothy ...
For centuries, wolves have been viewed with suspicion and hostility, based in humankinds deep-rooted fear of the unknown and need to control the natural world.. "The Fable of the Wolf," a new animated short film produced by Earthjustice, explores this idea, celebrating the wild nature of a deeply misunderstood species. The film offers an abbreviated history of the relationship between wolves and people-told from the wolfs perspective-from a time when they coexisted to an era in which people began to fear and exterminate the wolves.. The return of wolves to the northern Rocky Mountains has been called one of Americas greatest conservation stories. But wolves are facing new attacks by members of Congress who are gunning to remove Endangered Species Act protections before the species has recovered.. The film encourages viewers to "join the pack" and sound the alarm about the political threats to this species. Please help us spread the message that wolves are to be celebrated, not feared, by ...
The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) is the worlds rarest canid; ≈500 wolves remain. The largest population is found within the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP) in southeastern Ethiopia, where conservation efforts have demonstrated the negative effect of rabies virus on wolf populations. We describe previously unreported infections with canine distemper virus (CDV) among these wolves during 2005-2006 and 2010. Death rates ranged from 43% to 68% in affected subpopulations and were higher for subadult than adult wolves (83%-87% vs. 34%-39%). The 2010 CDV outbreak started 20 months after a rabies outbreak, before the population had fully recovered, and led to the eradication of several focal packs in BMNPs Web Valley. The combined effect of rabies and CDV increases the chance of pack extinction, exacerbating the typically slow recovery of wolf populations, and represents a key extinction threat to populations of this highly endangered carnivore ...
By Earl Stahl, Ph.D.. The impact that wolves may have on some farms can far beyond the depredation event, specifically when it comes to herd management.. When I visited the 400-acre farm of Eric and Sue Koens last summer, Eric remarked that, had he known in 1978 what he knows now, he would have purchased farmland in Missouri. What he didnt know in 1978 when he purchased a former dairy farm in Rusk County, Wisconsin, was that wolves would become a major problem in a few years. When wolves were placed under federal protection in the 1970s, the wolf population in the state expanded, aided by migration of wolves from Minnesota. Beginning in 1980, the Koens began raising Polled Herefords as seedstock producers. Eric currently has about 50 Hereford brood cows and his cattle enterprise is his full-time job, which enables him to monitor wolf activity. Although Eric has not had any wolf depredation on his farm, he is unique in that respect. Most cattle producers in Wisconsin raise small numbers and the ...
Sometimes it is quite easy to figure out the real agenda. Below is a link to a story of some people who attempted to set up a sheep ranch in Wyoming - like thats some sort of terrible thing (maybe killing a few cops in Baltimore would be better?) - and wolves are systematically destroying the owners sheep herd.. In response, according to the article, Mike Jimenez, Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, says, "The wolf population is doing just fine…" Obviously! And here reveals the perverted priorities our blinded society abides by; save the damned wolf and to hell with anyone looking to live in peace and make a living. We protect idiots who want to kill humans and to hell with decent, productive persons.. Sick! Absolutely sick behavior…and our tax dollars pay this guy to cherish wolves and allow people to suffer, while at the same time our tax dollars pay government heads to protect killers while innocents suffer.. Yup, thats about the way it is. ...
Wolves in California? Its an idea whose time has come -- again.. Wolves were once common along the West Coast, from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state through Oregon to the far reaches of Southern California. As a keystone predator, wolves played a vital role in calibrating the wild places they lived, including controlling prey populations like deer and elk.. But as people moved in, wolves were forced out.. Thankfully, the tide is turning back in wolves favor. Nearly 60 wolves have moved into Oregon and Washington in recent years. And, in late December, one of those wolves made its way into northern California -- sparking new hopes that wolves may eventually recolonize some of their historic habitat in the Golden State.. Thats why this week, the Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned for gray wolves to be protected under the California Endangered Species Act. Wolves deserve a future in California without being shot and trapped out of existence. Weve ...
We studied the distribution of the mitochondrial DNA haplotypes and microsatellite genotypes at 8 loci in 102 gray wolves, 57 livestock guarding dogs, and 9 mongrel dogs from Georgia (Caucasus). Most of the studied dogs had mitochondrial haplotypes clustered with presumably East Asian dog lineages, and most of the studied wolves had the haplotypes clustered with European wolves, but 20\% of wolves and 37\% of dogs shared the same mitochondrial haplotypes. Bayesian inference with STRUCTURE software suggested that more than 13\% of the studied wolves had detectable dog ancestry and more than 10\% of the dogs had detectable wolf ancestry. About 23\% of the sampled wolves and dogs were identified, with a high probability, as first-generation hybrids. These results were supported by the relatedness analysis, which showed that 10\% of wolves and 20\% of dogs had closest relatives from an opposite group. The results of the study suggest that wolfdog hybridization is a common event in the areas where large
This is it. Trump has declared a nationwide war on wolves. His administration has rolled out plans to strip Endangered Species Act protection from nearly every wolf in the lower 48.. We must take action now to save our wolves.. We know what will happen next: It will be a return to the days when wolves were shot on sight, killed in traps and relentlessly persecuted to the brink of extinction. Worse yet, it will end 40 years of wolf recovery in the United States.. The big lie pushed by the Trump administration is that wolves have recovered. But the truth is that wolves occupy less than 10 percent of their historic habitat and face persecution from coast to coast.. Trumps plan takes us in exactly the wrong direction.. Wolves and other wildlife are crucial to Americas natural heritage. Over the past 40 years, wolves have been returning and recovering in places like the Rocky Mountains, Great Lakes states and the West Coast. Its an important conservation success - but this work is not ...
The Mexican wolf was listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1976, with the Mexican Wolf Recovery Team being formed three years later by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The Recovery Team composed the Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, which called for the reestablishment of at least 100 wolves in their historic range through a captive breeding program. Between 1977 and 1980, four males and a pregnant female were captured in Durango and Chihuahua in Mexico to act as founders of a new "certified lineage". By 1999, with the addition of new lineages, the captive Mexican wolf population throughout the US and Mexico reached 178 individuals. These captive-bred animals were subsequently released into the Apache National Forest in eastern Arizona, and allowed to recolonize east-central Arizona and south-central New Mexico, areas which were collectively termed the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (BRWRA). The Recovery Plan called for the release of additional wolves in the White ...
About 150 yards away, a big, dark-gray wolf with a silver streak down the front of his neck is walking slowly along a ridgeline, silhouetted clearly against the sky. Surely the wolf sees the man with the rifle, but he is not afraid. The wolf is one of 14 Canadian wolves brought to Yellowstone National Park in January of 1995, the first wolves to inhabit this wild landscape in six decades. He is the largest and boldest of the 14, a tough 122-pound wolf with the big balls of a breeder; everything about him says alpha male. Captured near Hinton, Alberta, he was introduced into the company of an equally magnificent alpha female in a one-acre "acclimation pen" in Yellowstone, where he took up the role of progenitor with relish. The pair would pace the pen perimeter in perfect step and sleep curled together like puppies. In the wolf reintroduction program he is known simply as Wolf Number Ten, his mate as Number Nine. They were set free a month ago, and now they have roamed north of Yellowstone into ...
The wolf does not have as many diseases or parasites as humans, and it certainly does not kill anywhere near as many humans as humans do. The number of humans killed by wolves is negligible compared to the number of wolves killed by humans. If you want to read horror stories about wolves killing humans and sickening descriptions of their diseases and parasites, I refer you to the bullshit book "Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages" (2007) by Will N. Graves. He is a wolf-hating linguist, not a scientist, and it is a poorly written propaganda book. Its completely dry, disorganized, disjointed and dishonest, a literary witch hunt that demonizes the wolf to justify its extinction. He did not research the wolf, he looked for "dirt" to defame and eradicate the wolf. His book is not merely one-sided, it is a monumental scare tactic. Graves fictional crap and defamation is based on stories and folklore told by the wolf-hating uneducated people of rural Russia which he translated. The book was ...
The wolf does not have as many diseases or parasites as humans, and it certainly does not kill anywhere near as many humans as humans do. The number of humans killed by wolves is negligible compared to the number of wolves killed by humans. If you want to read horror stories about wolves killing humans and sickening descriptions of their diseases and parasites, I refer you to the bullshit book "Wolves in Russia: Anxiety Through the Ages" (2007) by Will N. Graves. He is a wolf-hating linguist, not a scientist, and it is a poorly written propaganda book. Its completely dry, disorganized, disjointed and dishonest, a literary witch hunt that demonizes the wolf to justify its extinction. He did not research the wolf, he looked for "dirt" to defame and eradicate the wolf. His book is not merely one-sided, it is a monumental scare tactic. Graves fictional crap and defamation is based on stories and folklore told by the wolf-hating uneducated people of rural Russia which he translated. The book was ...
The animal features prominently in pre-Roman, Roman, and later Italian cultures. In Roman mythology, the wolf played a role in the founding of Rome by suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. According to Terry Jones, "The Romans did not see [the tale of Romulus, Remus and the she-wolf] as a charming story; they meant to show that they had imbibed wolfish appetites and ferocity with their mothers milk".[37] The wolf was also considered sacred to Mars, and to see a wolf before going into battle was considered a good omen.[38] The origin of the myth can be traced back to a wolf cult among the neighbouring Sabines. The Sabines had two words for wolf: hirpus (used in religious contexts) and lupus, the latter of which was incorporated into Latin.[39] Although the Romans did not worship wolves, killing them was likely considered taboo; unlike the Etruscans, the Romans very rarely sacrificed wolves in rituals, and no records have been found of wolves being used in the amphitheatres, despite being more ...
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The following information was released today by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website:. Wolf believed to have bitten teen tests negative for rabies. (Released August 29, 2013). A gray wolf that wildlife experts suspect bit a 16-year-old boy during the early hours of Aug. 24 at the U.S. Forest Service West Winnie Campground at Lake Winnibigoshish has tested negative for rabies.. The confirmation was made Wednesday, Aug. 28 by the Minnesota Department of Health laboratory, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The wolf that was tested had been trapped Monday at the campground and sent to the lab for rabies testing.. The agency also reported:. It is premature to say with 100 percent confidence that the wolf that tested negative for rabies is the wolf that inflicted the bites. That wont be known - or may never be known - until DNA testing is complete. The youths shirt (a potential source of wolf saliva DNA) and wolf muscle tissue have been sent to a ...
St. Paul - DNA tests confirm that the male gray wolf trapped and killed Aug. 26 in the West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish is the wolf that bit a 16-year-old male on Aug. 24.. Testing done by forensic scientists at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the University of California-Davis showed identical matches between the wolfs DNA profile and the profile of samples obtained from a comforter used when the teen was transported for treatment.. "We were confident that the wolf involved in the attack was removed based on the description and location of the wolf captured following the incident," said Michelle Carstensen, wildlife health program supervisor for the Minnesota DNR. "DNA results provide further assurance that the wolf we captured was the animal involved.". The DNR also received final results this week of the wolf necropsy conducted by the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The necropsy report documented a number of abnormal conditions that may have ...
I have been digging into historical literature in my quest to understand why in North America the myth of the "harmless wolf" took such a severe hold, to the point of perverting scholarship and quite probably leading to the death of some believers. The conventional view of the harmless wolf, which I also believed in throughout my academic career and four years into retirement, is in sharp contrast to experiences elsewhere. Yet, it certainly coincided with my personal experience pre-1999, after which a misbehaving pack of wolves settled about our and our neighbors properties at the edge of a farming district in central Vancouver Island. The unexpected behavior of these wolves led me to investigate wolf behavior for the first time. I subsequently discovered that the wolves were much the same in their behavior, whatever their origins, but that circumstances lead to vastly different outcomes. In general, the evidence indicates that wolves are very careful to choose the most nutritious food source ...
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By Jennifer Donovan, Michigan Technological University. In the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Studys annual report released today, the researchers say that over the past three years, they have tallied the lowest numbers of wolves ever: nine in 2011-12, eight in 2012-13 and nine in 2013-14. During the same period, predation rates-the proportion of the moose population killed by wolves-also dropped to the lowest ever recorded, while the number of moose doubled, to approximately 1,050 moose.. Wolves are the only predators of moose on the remote island national park in northwestern Lake Superior. The moose population has been increasing because wolf predation has been so low.. Wolves are Inbred. "The poor condition of wolf predation on Isle Royale appears to be caused by inbreeding," said John Vucetich, director of Michigan Techs study of the wolves and moose of Isle Royale. In its 56th year, the research project is the longest continuous predator-prey study in the world.. In the annual report, Vucetich ...
Wolves are carnivores, or meat-eaters. Gray wolves prey primarily on ungulates - large, hoofed mammals such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, caribou, bison, Dall sheep, musk oxen, and mountain goats. Medium-sized mammals, such as beaver and snowshoe hares, can be an important secondary food source. Occasionally wolves will prey on birds or small mammals such as mice and voles, but these are supplementary to their requirements for large amounts of meat. Wolves have been observed catching fish in places like Alaska and western Canada. They will also kill and eat domestic livestock such as cattle and sheep, and they will consume carrion if no fresh meat is available. Some wolves eat small amounts of fruit, although this is not a significant part of their diet. If prey is abundant, wolves may not consume an entire carcass, or they may leave entire carcasses without eating. This is called "surplus killing" and seems inconsistent with the wolves habit of killing because they are hungry. ...
Wolves are carnivores, or meat-eaters. Gray wolves prey primarily on ungulates - large, hoofed mammals such as white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, caribou, bison, Dall sheep, musk oxen, and mountain goats. Medium-sized mammals, such as beaver and snowshoe hares, can be an important secondary food source. Occasionally wolves will prey on birds or small mammals such as mice and voles, but these are supplementary to their requirements for large amounts of meat. Wolves have been observed catching fish in places like Alaska and western Canada. They will also kill and eat domestic livestock such as cattle and sheep, and they will consume carrion if no fresh meat is available. Some wolves eat small amounts of fruit, although this is not a significant part of their diet. If prey is abundant, wolves may not consume an entire carcass, or they may leave entire carcasses without eating. This is called surplus killing and seems inconsistent with the wolves habit of killing because they are hungry. ...
Hybridization between gray wolf and coyote has long been recognized both in the wild and in captivity. In an evolutionary biology research conducted by a team of researchers in the Uppsala University, analysis of control region haplotypes of the mitochondrial DNA and sex chromosomes from Mexican wolves, a critically endangered subspecies of the grey wolf once nearly driven to extinction in the wild, confirmed the presence of coyote markers in some of the wolves.[17] The study suggests that at some point in time, female coyotes managed to mate with some of the male wolves of the remnant wild Mexican wolf populations. Analysis on the haplotype of some coyotes from Texas also detected the presence of male wolf introgression such as Y chromosomes from the grey wolves in the southern coyotes. In one cryptology investigation on a corpse of what was initially labelled as a chupacabra, examinations conducted by the UC Davis team and the Texas State University concluded based on the sex chromosomes that ...
On July 4th 2013 a dead subadult female wolf-like canid was found by the roadside between Luttelgeest and Marknesse in the Noordoostpolder in the central part of the Netherlands. As the last observations of wild wolves in the Netherlands date back to 1869 the discovery of this animal generated a lot of media attention. European wolf populations have been expanding since the 1950s and the first packs recently established themselves in Germany in geographic proximity of the Dutch border, so natural re-appearance of the species in the Netherlands seemed likely. We investigated the taxonomy of the animal, its geographical origin, and its most recent history. Macroscopic and biochemical analyses of the dead animal convincingly showed that it was a purebred wolf, related to populations from eastern Europe. Bullet impacts and shattered fragments found in the chest and flank, and a discrepancy between the timing of the post mortem and rigor mortis intervals indicated that this wolf was shot prior to ...
The Wolf Scout program is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Wolf badge by completing 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills. Often, den meeting activities enable the Wolf Scouts to complete requirements toward an award or rank. The den leader can initial the requirement in the boys handbooks, but it must also be signed by a parent or guardian to indicate the requirement has been completed. The Den Chief helps lead the meetings. The Denners and Assistant Den Leaders lead Opening and Closing flag ceremonies and help with setup and cleanup. After he has earned the Wolf badge, a boy is encouraged to work on any of the 100 Wolf Electives projects. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each additional 10 elective projects completed, he earns a Silver Arrow Point. Wolf Cub Scouts can complete and repeat Belt Loops and Pins at any time. ...
The Wolf Scout program is for boys who have completed first grade (or are age 8). After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Wolf badge by completing 12 achievements involving simple physical and mental skills. Often, den meeting activities enable the Wolf Scouts to complete requirements toward an award or rank. The den leader can initial the requirement in the boys handbooks, but it must also be signed by a parent or guardian to indicate the requirement has been completed. The Den Chief helps lead the meetings. The Denners and Assistant Den Leaders lead Opening and Closing flag ceremonies and help with setup and cleanup. After he has earned the Wolf badge, a boy is encouraged to work on any of the 100 Wolf Electives projects. When he completes 10 elective projects, he earns a Gold Arrow Point to wear under the Wolf badge. For each additional 10 elective projects completed, he earns a Silver Arrow Point. Wolf Cub Scouts can complete Belt Loops and Pins at any time. ...
We describe significant brain, craniofacial, and dental lesions in a freeranging wolf (Canis lupus) involved in a human attack. On postmortem examination, the wolf presented asymmetric atrophy and bone remodeling affecting the mandible, incisive, maxilla, lacrimal, palatine, frontal, and ethmoid bones. There was an asymmetrical skeletal malocclusion and dental abnormalities including rotated, malpositioned, partially erupted teeth, and an odontogenic cyst associated with an unerupted canine tooth. Brain changes were bilateral loss and atrophy of extensive cortex regions including olfactory bulb, peduncles, and tract, and the frontal lobe. We highlight the relevance of a thorough postmortem examination of wildlife to elucidate disease-based abnormal behavior as the reason for human-animal conflict.. ...
We support and applaud the efforts underway to recover the Mexican gray wolf in Mexico. However, this plan relies substantially on Mexico for the recovery program, and rests heavily on the historic range of the species to justify this move. It does not consider the realities on the ground now and in the future. Mexico does not have enough public land to support a sustainable population of Mexican gray wolves, and the area the Service is proposing they use has a higher density of livestock than the more suitable areas identified in the U.S. We also dont know if there is suitable social tolerance for the species in Mexico, yet polling shows strong support for Mexican gray wolves in the U.S. And Mexico does not have nearly as much law enforcement to minimize poaching. Additionally, the funding for the Mexican wolf recovery program in Mexico is uncertain. The Service is asking another nation to do our work to recover the species to appease some politicians, not because its the best thing for the ...
Ralph - I agree that island wildlife popuations are more susceptible to extinction whether it be due to disease, genetics, parasites, predation or some other envrionmental factor. However, the point I was trying to make is that some opinions expressed on this site try to make the case that a few thousand wolves in the rocky mountain west are going to have a devastating impact on the tens of thousands of elk/deer if the wolves are not "managed".. If anything, the wolf/moose dynamic on Isle Royale does a pretty good job at showing how a predator/prey relationship in a mostly "enclosed", unmanaged setting hasnt allowed for the wolf to decimate its prey base.. It seems that Elk Hunters point is that we cant use Isle Royale as an example because there are only 25-30 wolves on the island. Im assuming he thinks that the moose population on the island numbers in the tens of thousands and that 25-30 wolves wouldnt have much of an overall impact on such a large population.. Well in 2005 the moose ...
According to the Illinois State Museum, "The dire wolf was not quite like any animal surviving today. It was similar in overall size and mass to a large modern gray wolf. This means it was about 1.5 meters (5 feet) long and weighed about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) on average."[1] In reality, many recovered specimens indicate an animal approximately 25% larger than living wolves, reaching estimated weights of close to 200 pounds.[2] Although very similar in appearance, the dire wolfs head was large and broad, and it had a body carried by sturdy, yet proportionally-shorter legs.[3] The first dire wolf specimen was discovered near Evansville, Indiana in 1854 by Francis A. Linck, who then showed it to Dr. Joseph Granville Norwood, who at that time was the first serving state geologist in the country. The fossil would then be sent to Dr. Joseph Leidy in Philadelphia, who made the determination that it represented a new wolf species. The name Canis dirus would be bestowed on it in 1858.[4] Although ...
The wolves in western Washington are special and deserve special protection. Cascade wolves include descendents of wolves living in coastal British Columbia, who lived separately from inland wolves for many generations. Over time, the coastal wolves
The state Board of Game erred last week when it voted to remove protection for Denali National Park wolves on state land bordering the park. The 4-3 decision makes some of the most viewed and studied wolves on earth vulnerable to trapping in a swath of land known as the wolf townships. The boards decision isnt an invitation to slaughter. Wolves are hard to trap and kill. More open territory wont have any significant effect on Alaskas wolf population, which is healthy and likely to remain so.
Fourteen captive and five free-ranging Minnesota gray wolves (Canis lupus) were tested for the presence of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies (RVNA) after vaccination with an inactivated canine rabies vaccine. Blood was collected from all wolves prior to vaccination and at 1 mo postvaccination (PV …
On Wednesday - with just five days left before leaving office - the Bush Administration defied previous court rulings and removed the gray wolf from the Endangered Species list. The states surrounding Yellowstone - Idaho, Wyoming and Montana - have aggressive management plans that could wipe out 2/3 of the Northern Rockies wolf population ...
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Typically, wolves consume impressive portions of their prey, eating all but the rumen contents, larger bones, and some hair. They routinely eat what you and I would not dream of eating - the stomach muscles, tendons, marrow, bones, hair and hide. They typically consume 80 to 100% of all that is edible. By wolf standards, every American deer hunter I know, including me, is wasteful. A wolfs gut is not so different from ours that we cant appreciate what it means to resort to eating such parts.. These eating habits make sense: starvation is a very common cause of death for wolves, killing prey requires a tremendous amount of energy and is a life-threatening prospect for a wolf.. Two circumstances give false impressions. First, it may take several days for a pack to consume a carcass, or they may cache it and consume it later. The ultimate utilization of what may appear to be a poorly utilized carcass is routinely verified by merely revisiting the site of a moose carcass at a later ...
CVMA Policy Statement on Wolf Hybrids. If wolf hybrids are not banned by your local jurisdiction, rabies vaccine could be administered after:. 1. The owner has been advised that the vaccine is not licensed for use in wolf hybrids and its efficacy is unknown.. 2. The owner signs a consent form that acknowledges:. a. The unknown efficacy of the vaccine.. b. That a wolf hybrid will not be handled as a domestic dog following a human bite.. c. That a wolf hybrid exposed to a rabid animal could be euthanized even if currently vaccinated.. d. The release of liability of the veterinarian and staff, health department, vaccine manufacturer and distributor, and other involved parties.. 3. The owners claim that the animal is a wolf hybrid should be recorded on the rabies vaccination certificate.. 4. The animal of an owner who refuses to sign a consent form should not be vaccinated, and this refusal should be documented in the record.. 5. Due to potential legal ramifications, the veterinarian should counsel ...
I read through several dozen comments, amazed at how many experts there are, who are so sure wolves will attack. When you make those remarks, could you please include a link to your resume, showing your education, years of field work and location, and peer-reviewed published papers?. (My guess is most of your expert knowledge comes from fictional books and movies and some elementary through high school general biology classes. Would you rely on the equivalent level of expertise to run a nuke plant, perform your open heart surgery, treat your dog/cat? Oh, but the behavior, and related fate, of wolves, we dont need any REAL expertise about that, do we? ). Several commented on how you cant draw conclusions from wolves in Yellowstone because its a popular park. That much may, or may not be, true. Many commented on the wolves at Yellowstone being habituated to people. Many thought any research on wolves there should be discounted because its a park. However, most commenters dont realize that ...
Expect a noisy public debate this spring over whether the Yukon government should revive its old practice of killing or sterilizing wolves.. The territorys wolf management plan is being reviewed at the behest of hunters, who have long blamed wolves for declining populations of moose, caribou and sheep.. The management plan was created in 1992. It was supposed to be reviewed after five years. Instead, its taken 18.. "A number of other management priorities have bumped that along," said Karen Clyde, a member of the review committee, which is made up of representatives from the territorial government and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.. The Yukon has, at various points, curbed wolf populations with poison, snares, aerial hunting and surgical sterilization. But since 2003, its moved away from these controversial practices and instead focused on protecting moose and caribou with other methods.. Newborn calves of the small Chisana caribou herd were protected by being kept in a ...
Arizona Daily Sun (Original) Posted December 6, 2017 by Emery Cowan. Up to a dozen Mexican wolf pups could be cross-fostered with wild packs in Arizona and New Mexico next year under a plan put out by wildlife managers Monday.. Released each winter, the plan details translocations and releases of captive wolves proposed for that year. Those actions are vital to increasing the wolves genetic diversity and making progress toward the recovery of the endangered species. An updated plan establishing a recovery goal of 320 wolves in the wild was released by federal wildlife officials last week.. The most recent annual count found at least 113 Mexican wolves living in the forests in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, but the animals are as related to one another as full siblings.. The process of cross-fostering involves placing captive-born wolf pups that represent valuable genetic diversity into wild dens with similarly aged pups so the mother raises them as her own. The process has ...
Photo: ABC 10 News - U.P.. would not consider a wolf hunt for 2014, even if the two referendums on the November 2014 ballot which originally authorized a wolf hunt were approved. A separate law, the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, will grant the Natural Resources Commission authority to designate game species using sound science when it takes effect in March or April.. "Even if the referendums are passed, there would not be time to establish a wolf hunt in 2014," said Commissioner John Matonich. "We ask the Wildlife Division to study the science and the data on wolf depredations of dogs and livestock and present their findings to the commission in 2015.". Russ Mason, chief of the DNR Wildlife Division, also announced that department biologists would be reviewing and possibly updating the departments wolf management plan.. "Were very happy with the decision to study the science and not to rush a wolf hunt this year," said Amy Trotter, resource policy manager for Michigan United ...
Ironwood City Manager Scott Erickson said hes been hearing about wolves in local urbanized areas more frequently than in the past, and he discussed the issue with USDA Wildlife Services personnel.. "We plan on working with legislators to make sure that the funding to manage these wolves in our area continues," Erickson said. "We are concerned that they are getting too populated, and these problem animals need to be dealt with.". In previous years, the DNR tried to haze the wolves with non-lethal methods such as cracker shells and rubber bullets. Some wolves were caught and collared and then tracked back to the packs where further hazing was done. These tactics were only short-term solutions, and the wolves kept coming back into town. The problems increased toward the end of each winter.. Although no people were threatened and no dogs were killed, the DNR determined the wolves were becoming increasingly habituated to town and decided to take action for safety reasons.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...
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