How many species of North American wolf are there? Trick question. There’s actually only one, and he’s angry that you’re infringing on its territory (or so I’ve heard).
Fuck, you guys. It’s late in the day here on the East Coast, I just paid my credit card bill, and I have to go home and deal with the wasp nest I found in my living room this morning. But I’m not alone in my misery, and neither are you. Allow me to introduce you to a lazy ass wolf who sounds like Chewbacca after…
Last Friday, Joanne Barnaby went mushroom picking in a forest near Fort Smith in the Canadian Northwest Territories. It was an inauspicious beginning to what would end up being a 12-hour ordeal, one involving a desperate wolf, swarms of mosquitoes, an unwitting bear cub—and a can of beer.
Bodypaint artist Johannes Stötter is famous for hiding the human body in the shape of animals with the perfect amount of shading and the right mixture of paint. This time he painted three women into a sculpture of a wolf. If you’re looking closely, you can see the shape of the person on the wolf’s belly and back but…
The precise origin of our canine companions is mired in controversy. But a new study suggests that dogs emerged from not one but two different populations of ancient wolves. What’s more, this dual domestication happened on opposite sides of the Eurasian continent.
A stretching coyote emulates just the right yoga pose in this shot taken near Yellowstone Lake on March 27, 2015. Though the coyote population in Yellowstone declined after the reintroduction of wolves in the mid-1990s, recent data has shown their numbers are on the rise.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added the Mexican gray wolf, Canis lupus baileyi, to its list of endangered species, albeit with some odd caveats.
The alpha wolf is a figure that looms large in our imagination. The notion of a supreme pack leader, who fought his way to dominance and reigns superior to the other wolves in his pack, is huge in pop culture. And this idea informs how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least,…
When a dead whale washes ashore, it's a meaty bounty for whatever carnivores happen to find it. Researchers were surprised to find brown bears and wolves, two predators that don't usually get along, sharing a whale carcass for more than four months. And they have the photos to prove it.
You must watch this fascinating four-minute video on the effects of the re-introduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Not only they affected the entire live of the park—increasing the number of species in it!—but actually changed the geography of the park itself, affecting the rivers in a way that…
You know how everyone is wondering what's going to be the new True Blood? Now we know: Wolves is the new True Blood. You will not believe how ridiculous this movie trailer is.
In many ways, dogs appear and behave more like wolf puppies than wolf adults. Scientists have theorized that these "paedomorphic" features are the byproduct of selecting dogs against aggression. But a new study suggests this is no byproduct at all, but rather the result of a human preference for puppy-like facial…
I feel both impressed and a bit freaked out by the newest art piece by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Called Heritage, it includes 99 life-size sculptures of wild animals drinking in peace and harmony from a water pond. But perhaps the most impressive installation is Head On, which shows 99 wolves flying.
If you could raise a wolf in your home, would it grow up to be any different from a typical pet dog? In a rare experiment with tame wolves, a Hungarian scientist tried to answer this question — and the results hinted at one major difference between dogs and wolves.
Wolf howls are among the most recognizable—and, depending on one's situation, most fearsome—sounds in the wild, with their low pitch and long duration making them the perfect form of natural long-distance communication. But just why do wolves want to reach out to one another over the vast expanses of forest and tundra?
The alpha wolf is a figure that looms large in our imagination. The notion of a supreme pack leader who fought his way to dominance and reigns superior to the other wolves in his pack informs both our fiction and is how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least not in the wild.
For his birthday, Giev Fowler's girlfriend took him to Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue in Brookville, Indiana. There, with the pair standing among the sanctuary's (apparently very habituated) canids, one of the creatures started howling, which quickly "led to a symphony of howls from all 30 of the wolves." It's…
The Hall of North American Mammals reopens this month at the American Museum of Natural History in New York CIty, after a pretty thorough restoration effort that involved—among much else—replacing all of the older lighting fixtures with fixtures that are more energy efficient.
Matt Smith reveals the Doctor's mindset in tomorrow's Doctor Who premiere. Michael Bay patiently explains you've all been reading the wrong Ninja Turtles script. Khal Drogo's werewolf movie gets an official description. Plus Fringe and Once Upon a Time trailers!
Fox hopes it's found its very own Hunger Games. Khal Drogo gets a new lease on life as a badass werewolf patriarch. Kick-Ass 2 gets another insane villain. There's a photo of Jamie Chung as Mulan in Once Upon a Time. And how about Space Jam 2... starring LeBron James?