Category: wildlife

Wolves Can Tread Water While Killing Prey

By Claudia Bensimoun Vancouver Island Wolf   Image credit: wikia.com   Arctic Wolf Germany   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Gray Wolf. U.S   Image Credit: Wiki Commons     European Wolf   Image Credit: Wiki Commons   Eurasian Wolf Image Credit: WikiPedia The Wolf Facts From ” If Dogs Could Talk. Exploring The Canine…

Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior.

New research suggests that the way our canine companions respond to the level of our attentiveness is linked to a combination of specific cues, context, and previous experience. Claudia Bensimoun Photos courtesy of Dr. Monica Udell.   Udell and her team carried out two experiments and compared the performance of domestic dogs, shelter dogs, and…

Out of Africa & Into Switzerland

Out of Africa & Into Switzerland. Dogs Allowed! Claudia Bensimoun     Komati Gorge Lodge Fly-Fishing & Wildlife Reserve Recognized by its majestic cliffs, winding river, thorn bushveld and Highveld grasslands, it is less than three hours from Johannesburg on the Drakensberg Escarpment. Here you can enjoy modern accommodations with breathtaking scenes of natural beauty…

Dogs Take on War With Rhino Poachers in Africa

More than 1000 rhinos were illegally massacred in South Africa in 2014. ‘Triple-role’ sniffer dogs that are trained as anti-poaching dogs, together with their handlers, who are often wildlife conservationists, are trying to save some of the world’s most endangered species at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The increasing demand in Asia for rhino horn…

Gray Wolf. Canis Lupus

Photo Credit: Wikipedia.org        Yellowstone Gray Wolf Bonding: The wolf is the largest member of the canine family.Gray wolves will range in color from grey, black to all-white in color. The most important behavioral condition for the survival of wolves in the wild is bonding.Bonding between animals is thought of as the attraction…

Save Fraser Island Dingoes. Hero! Jennifer Parkhurst!

    Many of us are aware that the DNA of dingoes looks similar to the DNA of a dog, as does the DNA of the wolf.Dogs bond quickly with people and according to many dingo parents , dingoes bond with people too.As Stanley Coren mentions in ” Do Dogs Dream?, ” the genetic data…

Draft Rule Ends Protections For Gray Wolves. Interior Department Draft Rule Ends Protections For Gray Wolves Across 48 States!

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) –” Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that could end a decades-long recovery effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range. Image Credit: WIKI The draft U.S. Department of Interior rule obtained by The…

Rhino’s Will Be Wiped Out By 2015

WIPED OUT “One rhino expert, Richard Emslie, sees the tipping point coming in 2015 under current trends. South Africa’s environment ministry forecasts from 2016, and once that happens, wild rhinos could be wiped out in the country a decade after that.” via Yahoo News “The rate of poaching continues to rise and we are getting…

Wyoming to Expand Wolf Killing -2013. War On Wolves-Wolf Puppies

“Now, under a plan supported by the Obama Administration, Wyoming is scheduled to open even more of their state to the unlimited killing of wolves starting March 1st. This means that between now and October, in a large portion of some of the best wolf habitat in the state, wolves can be killed at will.   Image…

Switzerland Culls its Only Recorded Wild Bear.

“Switzerland’s only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.” The male bear, known as “M13”, was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment. “The cull was carried out according to…