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Wolves and Dogs--What's the Difference?

Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it's been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, while dogs can gladly become "man's best friend." Biologists think the different behaviors are related to the animals' earliest sensory experiences...
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The End of Wolves

Is this good or bad? - It's not only dolphins and whales that are in trouble--land animals are too (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to these shows). Hunters couldn't get the right to slaughter dolphins and whale hunts are being limited, so now they're trying to kill wolves. A recent political candidate even boasted about...

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Don't Blame the Wolves

We now know that prehistoric man did not hunt the mammoth into extinction. The reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park 10 years ago has been blamed for the 40% decline in the elk population there?but it turns out that the wolves are not responsible either.

Global warming was what actually made mammoths become extinct, and...

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Why Wolves are Important

Willow trees, warblers and beaver dams were once common in Canada. But when wolves left this area, elk grew more plentiful, and they ate all the young willows. Today, there are few beavers, and sparrows have replaced the warblers that once sang in the willow trees. Every single one of these changes is due to the disappearance of the wolf, the...

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