Posts Tagged: canis

Intra-Seasonal Variation in Wolf Canis lupus Kill Rates

Knowing kill rate is essential for knowing the basic nature of predation. We compared estimates of kill rate for previously observed wolf-prey systems with new observations from wolves Canis lupus which preyed on white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus in Michigan, USA. … read more

Ojibwe and Canis Lupus – Cultural, Historical, and Political Influences on Contemporary Wolf Management in the Great Lakes Region

In the creation story of the Ojibwe1, Original Man was created by Kitche Manitou; the Great Spirit. Original Man was given the task to walk across the world and name all the living things. While he was completing this task, … read more

Evaluating the Principles of Wildlife Conservation: a Case Study of Wolf (Canis lupus) Hunting in Michigan

Details surrounding any particular instance of predator control are varied. Addressing the appropriateness of predator control requires attention to those details. Here, we focus on the case of wolf (Canis lupus) hunting in Michigan. In Michigan, wolves were removed from … read more

Brain, Craniofacial, and Dental Lesions of a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Implicated in a Human Attack in Minnesota

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 … read more

Extinguishing a Learned Response in a Free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

A free-ranging Gray Wolf (Canis lupus), habituated to human presence (the author) on Ellesmere Island, Canada, learned to anticipate experimental feeding by a human, became impatient, persistent, and bold and exhibited stalking behaviour toward the food source. Only after the … read more

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