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Bystander Reported a Wolf Pack. The Reality Was 'More Hilarious'
Bystander Reported
a Wolf Pack. The Reality
Was 'More Hilarious'
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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

(Newser) - 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...

'Extraordinary Number' of Yellowstone Wolves Killed

20 roamed from the park in recent months and were shot

(Newser) - 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

State wildlife officials want the public's help

(Newser) - 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

Students tracking the pups, conservation groups blast culling, while agency defends it

(Newser) - 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

Hunters killed about a third of gray wolves in Wisconsin

(Newser) - 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

While no longer endangered, the species is protected in the state

(Newser) - 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...

Deer-Vehicle Collisions Drop When Wolves Move In
'Landscape of Fear' Cuts
Vehicle-Deer Collisions
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'Landscape of Fear' Cuts Vehicle-Deer Collisions

Accidents decline when wolves move into an area, researchers find

(Newser) - 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

There would be no limit on the number of wolves a person could kill

(Newser) - 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

Injured keeper says she is 'doing just fine'

(Newser) - 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...

Hunters' Quota Was 119 Wolves. They Blew Past It

Wisconsin's quota was exceeded by 82%

(Newser) - 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

State is the only place in the world where red wolves roam free

(Newser) - 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

They're 'not related closely in any way' to gray wolves

(Newser) - 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

NPS, Fish and WiNPS, Fish and Wildlife to relax Obama-era regulations related to federal lands

(Newser) - 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
This Pup Is 18K Years Old
new study

This Pup Is 18K Years Old

But it's not clear whether it's a dog or wolf that was found in Siberian permafrost

(Newser) - 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 Siberian Times . The big question still unanswered: whether he's a dog or a wolf. The...

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

(Newser) - "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

As ice bridges melt, migration happens by helicopter

(Newser) - 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 Guardian reports, and help grow the wolf population....

'Incredibly Rare': Extinct Wolf DNA Turns Up in Texas

Canines on Galveston Island could be red wolf-coyote hybrid

(Newser) - 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 Genes , which found a substantial amount of red wolf DNA in two road-kill...

How a Boy Ended Up Living With Wolves for 12 Years

The 'Guardian' profiles Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja

(Newser) - "Marcos Rodríguez still finds it hard to be human." So writes Matthew Bremner in a profile of Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja, a Spaniard who has said he lived with wolves for 12 years beginning at the age of about 7. Bremner's piece for the Guardian focuses...

She Was Surveying the Land. Then the Wolves Came

Woman scoots up tree in Washington state, is rescued by helicopter

(Newser) - Dispatchers in Okanogan, Wash., received an unusual call right around lunchtime Thursday: A woman phoned to say she was perched 30 feet up in a tree near a local campground, with wolves hovering at the bottom and waiting for her to come down, the AP reports. The research student said...

One Whiff of Blood Molecule Separates Hunters, Hunted

Scent of E2D triggers widely different reactions in animals, including humans

(Newser) - Scientists have zeroed in on a molecule in blood whose very scent triggers alarm in humans but also beckons predators. In fact, one whiff of the E2D molecule causes animals of all kinds to act in "diametrically opposite" ways, suggesting that it's been around for eons and responses...

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