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For wolves, the family is everything. Family helps ensure the pups learn the right skills, takes down large prey for everyone to eat, and keeps everyone working together.
Meet Curt Moothart! He’s one of our classroom instructors! Curt Moothart was born and raised in Decorah, Iowa – a small town known for its Norwegian heritage, hiking trails, Dunning’s Spring Park and Water, and the world-famous Decorah eagles! Raised on a large Quarter Horse farm, a lifelong love for animals and nature was established early on.
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?
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.
Meet our Passport to Wildlife Instructor: Jeremy Heft!
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!
Red wolves have faced a rollercoaster of challenges when it comes to survival in the wild. Where are they now?
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.
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.
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?
Dive into our favorite animal’s supernatural counterpart: the werewolf!
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...