Canines, Carnivores, & Conservation

 

CANINES. They are humankind’s oldest friends. They enrich our lives in so many ways. Understanding them provides insight into how to care for their emotional and physical health as well as linking us profoundly to their ancestry — the wolf. Join our team in a study of Canines, their history, behaviors, and even tips to give them the best life possible. That’s simply what a best friend does.

CARNIVORES. Carnivores are often mythified in a variety of ways, mostly as dangerous creatures of lore and legend. Wolves, bears, large cats, and other carnivores play essential roles in the self-management of healthy ecosystems and wildernesses. Join our team as we delve into what makes these animals unique and a great partner to humankind as we work to manage our wild places.

CONSERVATION. Learning about carnivores can be fascinating, however, without the stewardship by humans, the landscape could be profoundly and dangerously altered. Join our team as we discuss the very recent brief history of conservation of apex predators, the factors that led to threats to their survival, and steps taken to protect their future.

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Wild Turkeys Can Fly at 55 Mph!

Wild Turkeys Can Fly at 55 Mph!

Happy Thanksgiving! In today’s email, we’re going to be going over an animal that’s closely connected to this holiday – the turkey! But first, we wanted to say thank you for being here and supporting us. At the Wolf Center, we strive to make a difference for our...

Hunting Tactics of Solitary and Pack Hunters

Hunting Tactics of Solitary and Pack Hunters

Wolves are pack hunters, which means they work together to take down prey. Lions, orcas, and even some shark species are pack hunters. Pack hunters can have an advantage over solitary hunters because they tend to be able to have more success when hunting prey and can...

Little Brown Bats Face Disease

Little Brown Bats Face Disease

Little Brown Bats can be found throughout North America from Canada down to Central Mexico.1 Regardless of their name, they can be brown, red, or golden, and they weigh only about a half ounce. They’re not territorial and often live in large colonies of thousands of...

Misunderstood Mesos: Spotted Skunks

Misunderstood Mesos: Spotted Skunks

When most people think of “skunk,” they picture the notorious striped skunk, a species that we examined in a previous Misunderstood Meso piece.  However, another variety of skunk inhabits most of the same range as their more popular cousin yet is less understood and...

Check Out Our Discussion with Idaho Dept of Fish and Game

Check Out Our Discussion with Idaho Dept of Fish and Game

Check out this throwback talk we had with Mike Keckler of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on RadioWild! Alan Lacy speaks with Mike about wolves, wildlife, and the role Fish and Game plays in managing wildlife in the state of Idaho. Idaho has seen a successful...

Which Carnivore Has the Strongest Bite?

Which Carnivore Has the Strongest Bite?

Carnivores need to be strong to take down their prey – and their teeth are sharp so they can slice through flesh, instead of grind down plants. But have you ever wondered which carnivore has the strongest bite? Several studies have been done on this and we have some...

Keep Up with Canines Assisting Conservation

Keep Up with Canines Assisting Conservation

Canines can be essential team members when it comes to conservation. They’ve been able to help biologists protect habitats, identify diseased plants, find bats, and even locate invasive wildlife and keep them in one place so biologists can trap and remove them from an...

What Makes Conservation Effective?

What Makes Conservation Effective?

Many of our natural resources and wildlife are under threat due to unsustainable practices. 97% of our land worldwide has been degraded in some way.1 Efforts to conserve these resources and wildlife are getting more popular…but what makes conservation effective?...

Non-Native Species Aren’t Always A Problem

Non-Native Species Aren’t Always A Problem

We’ve spoken before about how much trouble invasive species can cause to ecosystems. However, not all invasive species cause problems. Some non-native species prove beneficial to the new environments they’re introduced to. A big one? Honeybees!1 Honeybees play an...

What North American Animals Hibernate?

What North American Animals Hibernate?

As summer reaches its end and fall is on its way, many animals will start to get ready to hibernate. Animals of all kinds hibernate or enter into a similar state in order to survive the extreme temperatures that winter brings.1 During hibernation, the animal’s body...

Biodiversity Is Integral to Ecosystem Health

Biodiversity Is Integral to Ecosystem Health

Biodiversity is an integral part of maintaining ecosystem health. Without a variety of species, environments aren’t as resilient and they’re more likely to suffer. Maintaining and boosting biodiversity is a great way to strengthen our environment and its ecosystems....

What’s the Difference Between Antlers and Horns?

What’s the Difference Between Antlers and Horns?

We have many animals in North America that have antlers. How are these different from horns and what purpose do they serve? Antlers are found on animals that are part of the Cervidae family. This includes animals like deer, moose, and elk.1&2 Meanwhile, horns are...

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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