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It’s a special time of year for family and that includes the furry members of our families too! Dogs have gone from wolves in the wild that hunted for themselves to our best friends that cuddle on the couch with us for hours. In a way, we form our own packs with them, although they function differently than real wolf packs do. Set aside some quality time for pack bonding! Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the holidays with your dog.
Dog breed groups include Working, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Hound, Herding, Terrier, and Toy groups. These groups were organized based on what purpose the breed was intended for. Today, we’ll share information about the Working Dogs group.
You probably know about dire wolves from the famous book series and TV show, Game of Thrones. In that series, dire wolves play an important role as the symbol of House Stark and as the companions to the Stark children. But you may not have known that dire wolves didn’t come from the imagination of George R. R. Martin.
As it gets colder, we wear more layers of clothing when we venture outside. Wolves don’t need to do anything. They’re much better adapted to cold weather than we are. Thanks to their winter adaptations, wolves can live in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are 7 BREED GROUPS of dogs in the world? Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about a few unique qualities and characteristics of each. Join our Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation team as we explore some of the history and fascinating qualities of 7 BREED GROUPS OF DOGS.
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...