Fossil of the skull and.
mandibles of the new species.
Jackals appeared and established themselves in Africa in at least the last five million years. These animals have evolved and adapted to the changing environment, allowing them to survive.
‘Hey everybody, there’s big news happening over here!’
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Dogs’ barks say a lot about how they’re feeling.
North America during the late Pleistocene: a pack of dire wolves (red hair) are feeding bison while a pair of grey wolves approach in the hopes of scavenging.
Our research shows dire wolves lived in the tropics not the Arctic, and were not especially close relatives of the grey wolf.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they’ve been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
Don’t worry that your dog’s world is visually drab.
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Your faithful friend’s view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
A photo of a coyote in eastern Panama.
Coyotes, whose range is expanding, are now at the doorstep of South America.
An abandoned village in the Huesca Pyrenees has undergone ‘passive rewilding’.
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The abandonment of crops and pastures allows the natural regeneration of bushes and forests and the recolonization of fauna.
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Wolves are not bad – they’re just trying to survive in a world where they are unwelcome.
Give the Good Boy a pat.
There’s a big difference between rehoming and abandonment.
Releasing a female wolf on Isle Royale, Oct. 2, 2018.
The National Park Service is moving wolves to Isle Royale in Lake Superior to replenish a small pack on the island. Wolves prey on moose, which are overgrazing the island. It doesn’t hurt that they are charismatic.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.
Dingoes are usually solitary, but can forage in groups near human settlements where food is abundant.
An attack on a WA mine worker has highlighted the danger of wild dingoes, particularly when attracted by humans’ food - one of the factors that can make an attack by wild predators much more likely.
Each wolf calls with its own ‘voice.’
Tracking wild animals can provide lots of valuable data. New research suggests audio recordings of wild wolves can replace the typical radio collars, which can be expensive and intrusive.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia.
When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there’s little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Whoosa vicious helpful predator? You are! Yes you are!
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
A grizzly bear looks up from its meal in British Columbia.
Wildlife hunts are supposed to be grounded in sound science, but new research casts doubt on this assumption.
The way we move our eyebrows can help us to communicate.
Having movable eyebrows – and evolving beyond the Neanderthal ridge – may have played a crucial role in early human survival.
Eric Trump said his father’s assault-talk, it is just what happens when “alpha personalities are in the same presence.” Here, President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 23, 2018.
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Some recent bad behaviour has been explained as being alpha but the scientist who coined the phrase discredits that theory. Instead, Prof. Sosteric suggests alphas are raised on toxic socialization.
A coyote cools off in the shade of a leafy suburb. Wildlife interactions with pets and humans can transfer disease, including the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.
A parasite found in coyotes, wolves and foxes is now spreading to dogs and their owners as its range expands across Canada.
She’ll be more like me than you.
Parents’ DNA try to manipulate one another in a bid to shape junior in their mould.