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Effects on White-Tailed Deer Following Eastern Coyote Colonization

The expansion or recovery of predators can affect local prey populations. Since the 1940s, coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded into eastern North America where they are now the largest predator and prey on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). However, their effect … read more

Protection From Harvesting Restores the Natural Social Structure of Eastern Wolf Packs

Legal and illegal killing of animals near park borders can significantly increase the threat of extirpation for populations living within ecological reserves, especially for wide-ranging large carnivores that regularly travel into unprotected areas. While the consequences of human-caused mortality near … read more

Dna Profiles of the Eastern Canadian Wolf & the Red Wolf Provide Evidence For a Common Evolutionary History Independent of the Gray Wolf

The origin and taxonomy of the red wolf (Canis rufus) have been the subject of considerable debate and it has been suggested that this taxon was recently formed as a result of hybridization between the coyote and gray wolf. Like … read more

The Eastern Wolf – What We Do And Do Not Know…
The Eastern Wolf – What we know and do not know

“… there are two varieties of the wolf inhabiting the Catskill Mountains in the United States, one with a light greyhound-like form, which pursues deer, and the other more bulky, with shorter legs, which more frequently attacks the shepherd’s flocks.” … read more

Eastern Wolves Deserve Recognition

Although US Fish and Wildlife does seemingly acknowledge the Eastern Wolf (canis lycaon) in the Northeast, and while it is important to protect this species, we also believe it is just as important that they acknowledge the gray wolf (canis lupus) and protect this species in the Northeast, as well. read more

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