When snow finally makes a smooth palette for finding rare gray wolves' pawprints, Washington state biologists find it easiest to track them. The end of the year is the biggest time for measuring the endangered wolves' numbers.
Halloween is often associated with many iconic, spooky animals. From spiders, to black cats, ravens, werewolves and vampire bats, innocent creatures seem to get a bad rep for the fear they instill in humans. But are the animals really all that spooky?
A detailed genetic analysis suggests that Central Asia was home to the world’s first domesticated dog.
Two adult gray wolves were found dead within 50 yards of one another Wallowa County, Oregon. Authorities believe poaching was involved. Next month, Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife will decide whether to take the gray wolf off the state's endangered species list or not.
The origins of the domesticated dog have long been a matter of confusion, especially when dingos and other wild African dogs enter the picture. New research points to a small extinct Asian dog as a likely predecessor.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with the Attorney General's Office, filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government for lacking an updated recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, an endangered species.
Chronic disease can wreak havoc on a pack of wild animals living together, but new research shows that if carnivores simply cooperate, they can lessen their impact and increase their chances of survival.
For five years now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali National Park and Preserve. Now a new report from the National Park Service (NPS) is suggesting that wolf hunting could be to blame, as there are few limitations on when a wolf can be killed by a hunter in the Alaskan wilderness.
In what can be taken as either good or bad news, Washington state's wolf population is up 30 percent and formed four new packs last year, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).
It is officially confirmed. The gray wolf accidentally killed by a hunter in Utah recently was from the rare Grand Canyon sighting, according to reports.
There's a new wolf pack in town, and this one is headed by a celebrity. The famous "wandering wolf" known as OR-7, his mate, and their pups, were officially recognized as a pack by Oregon state and federal wildlife agencies on Wednesday. They were appropriately dubbed the "Rogue Pack."
Amidst the ongoing debate over protecting wolf populations in the United States, the idea of targeting these predators in an annual "killfest" sparked controversy and outrage among conservationists. But in a stroke of good luck, no wolves were killed during the controversial hunt, which occurred in Idaho this past weekend, according to reports.
Conservationists rejoiced back in October when a gray wolf was spotted at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, a hopeful sign that this endangered species was on its way to recovery. But now saddening reports indicate that this lone wolf may have been shot dead Sunday, ending its famous 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across the West.