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Do Wolves Mate for Life? Research at Yellowstone Park provides new insights into the lives of wolves.

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Berry Important? Wolf Provisions Pups with Berries in Northern Minnesota

Wolves (Canis lupus) primarily provision pups by catching mammalian prey and bringing remains of the carcass to the pups at a den or rendezvous site via their mouths or stomach. In August 2017, we observed an adult wolf regurgitating wild … read more

Trumpeter Swan Killed by Gray Wolf in Minnesota

Canis lupus (Gray Wolf) have been suspected as natural predators of Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan), but detailed descriptions of such predation events are lacking from the peer-reviewed literature. Herein, we document a Trumpeter Swan that was killed by a Gray … read more

Estimating Biomass of Berries Consumed by Gray Wolves

Gray wolves (Canis lupus) consume berries and other wild fruits seasonally when available or abundant. However, a method to convert percent frequency of occurrence or percent volume of berries in wolf scats to percent biomass has not yet been developed. … read more

Is There A Mechanism That Causes Wolves from Same Area to Disperse Long-distances in Same Direction?

Dispersal is a fundamental component of the ecology of most animal populations. Dispersing individuals typically leave their natal habitat in search of a mate or available resources such as food and space (Gotelli 2008). Grey wolves (Canis lupus) typically disperse … read more

Intrinsic Ball Retrieving in Wolf Puppies Suggests Standing Ancestral Variation for Human-Directed Play Behavior

Study in the journal iScience shows that some wolf puppies  know how to play fetch, upending the long-held hypothesis that the ability to interpret subtle human social cues is unique to dogs and arose as a result of selective breeding. … read more

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