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Do Wolves Ambush Beaver

Over the past decade, there has been much debating about whether wolves possess high-order cognitive abilities that facilitate deliberate or cooperative hunting strategies such as ambush to capture prey. Beavers can be important alternate or primary prey for wolves in … read more

The Forgotten Prey Of An Iconic Predator: A Review Of Interactions Between Grey Wolves Canis Lupus And Beavers Castor spp.

Predator–prey relationships can have wide-ranging ecological and landscapelevel effects. Knowledge of these relationships is therefore crucial to understanding how these systems function and how changes in predator–prey communities affect these systems. Grey wolves Canis lupus can be significant predators of … read more

Beavers Are A Surprisingly Significant Food Source For Gray Wolves During The Open Water Season According To New Research Done At Voyageurs National Park

Wolves (Canis lupus) are opportunistic predators and will capitalize on available abundant food sources. However, wolf diet has primarily been examined at monthly, seasonal, or annual scales, which can obscure short-term responses to available food. We examined weekly wolf diet … read more

Where and How Wolves Kill Beaver

Beavers (Castor canadensis) can be a significant prey item for wolves (Canis lupus) in boreal ecosystems due to their abundance and vulnerability on land. How wolves hunt beavers in these systems is largely unknown, however, because observing predation is challenging. … read more

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