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What does the Endangered Species Act do?

What does the Endangered Species Act do?

What do red wolves, tigers, sea otters, and black-footed ferrets have in common? They’re all protected by the Endangered Species Act. What does the ESA do? 

How do wolves help their prey by hunting them?

How do wolves help their prey by hunting them?

Wolves are opportunistic hunters. They go for the easier kill. They’ll take their time and follow a herd of deer or elk until they can pick out whichever animal is the weakest link in the group. They may follow the group for miles before striking. 

What traits do real wolves and werewolves have in common?

What traits do real wolves and werewolves have in common?

Did you have a good Halloween? We hope so! Today we’re wrapping up our werewolf series by connecting the characterizations of werewolves we see in popular media with real information about the wolves that they’re based on!

Where does the term “lone wolf” come from?

Where does the term “lone wolf” come from?

This term “lone wolf” has been used since the early 20th century – at first to describe people who were loners and didn’t interact with others, but more recently we’ve heard it to describe lone attackers. 

What exactly does our outreach look like?

What exactly does our outreach look like?

We discuss how important outreach is all the time. It’s vital to developing someone’s interest in science and uncovering the misunderstandings that our carnivores face every day.  

The unexpected causes and cures of being a werewolf

The unexpected causes and cures of being a werewolf

We know that in the 16th and 17th centuries people believed in werewolves and trials ran rampant. Werewolves, while in wolf form, were thought to be bloodthirsty and out of control. So what did people think turned someone into a werewolf?

What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

All dogs are descended from wolves. Dogs separated from wolves between 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. Scientists can’t seem to fully agree on when they became the domesticated, adorable companions we love so much. Some think there was one domestication event, some think...

THE SECRET IMPACT OF WOLVES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
By The Wolf Education and Research Center

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU START YOUR BIOLOGY CAREER
By Biologist Jeremy Heft of the Wolf Education and Research Center

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