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Posts tagged Wolves

August 13, 2010

 

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Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

February 5, 2010

 

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Middle Aged Wolves

Why are some populations of elk unharmed by wolf packs?

September 22, 2009

 

Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

February 8, 2006

 

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Dogs versus Wolves

I'm not saying dogs weren't intelligent creatures in their distant past, before they were domesticated, but now wolves are much smarter than dogs.

April 16, 2004

 

Wolverine–the Weasel Behind the Myth

Learn about the real wolverine on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Dogs Can Be Gross

Since dogs descended from wolves, researchers who have studied wolves think that they roll in strong-smelling stuff to mask their scent.

September 27, 2003

 

Here, Boy!

Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]

September 27, 2003

 

Is Your Dog Wimpier than Your Cat?

Have you ever noticed that while it’s pretty easy to tell your dog is sick, it’s much harder to know how your cat or bird are feeling? Well, before you start asking your dog why it can’t be more stoic like animals half its size, it’s probably worth considering each animal’s place in the food [...]

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