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by Snowmuzzle
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Why do wolves and bears compete for elk?
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Why do wolves and bears compete for elk?

There may be many elk in Yellowstone, but only some of it is easy for the predators to kill. Sick, weak, very young or old animals are the main targets for wolves and bears, and there are only so many of these to go around. In any ecosystem, where two or more kinds of animal rely on the same food so...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves & Fish
Replies: 31
Views: 1028

Re: Wolves & Fish

I read an article in the BBC Wildlife Magazine about wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest (a coastal tempertate rainforest in North America). They frequently caught salmon (though in times of plenty ate nothing but the heads as they were susceptible to a parasite found in the fish guts), and a...
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves in Alaska
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wolves in Alaska

Thanks, pawnee. Hopefully that can be cleared up. Grizzly bears aren't really a predator of wolves, though -- they're largely vegetarian, but they often compete with wolves for meat resources, as well as other carnivores like coyote, lynx, bobcat and cougar. Maybe their reduction is an influence on ...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves in Alaska
Replies: 16
Views: 642

Re: Wolves in Alaska

Some interesting stuff in this thread. But what I want to know is: if the assumption that they'll eat themselves to the grave is true, how did they manage not to do this before humans started controlling wolves? Has some other threat that once controlled their numbers been reduced? Are they suppleme...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Is all wolf species becoming diseased?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Is all wolf species becoming diseased?

I've heard that pups are sometimes born with epilepsy, but adults will automatically kill these. Is this information correct?
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Caches
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Caches

From corrective posts in the User writings section, it's been suggested that wolves don't store food for later. But isn't this why dogs bury bones?
Need a little clarification.
by Snowmuzzle
Mon May 18, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Ranks?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Ranks?

Stuff like "beta", "hunter" and "delta" were just made up by roleplayers. Basically, there's a breeding pair, and the pack normally consists of their relatives.
by Snowmuzzle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Wolf Prey (besides elk)
Replies: 30
Views: 1511

Re: Wolf Prey (besides elk)

Recently, the BBC has been showing a documentary all about Yellowstone, and it featured many other animals that live in Yellowstone. These include pronghorn antelope (they're very hard to catch, though... they have both extreme speed and immense stamina), ground squirrels, bison and beavers. For a w...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: If a Wolf is raised by humans, does it become dog-like?
Replies: 39
Views: 1718

Re: If a Wolf is raised by humans, does it become dog-like?

Kouga wrote:They've got a smaller brain ;) That's enought reason for me to call them more stupid!
Well, obviously a chihuahua will always have a smaller brain than a wolf. And women have smaller brains but aren't stupider than men.
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: wolf vision in respect to movement
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: wolf vision in respect to movement

Hmm... well, I know that if our eyes didn't constantly make tiny movements, we would be blind, as the brain can't read the signals otherwise (gotta dig out a quote at some point). But I don't know about this sort of thing in wolves...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Do wolves hunt different animals according to the season?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Do wolves hunt different animals according to the season?

It also depends how hungry they are. For example, in summer there may be enough hares and young fawns to feed the wolves without much larger prey. In the winter, however, they are more desperate so will take more risks to get food, like hunting bison.
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Do wolves sweat through their paws? Or their tongue?

I don't know about paws, but they can't sweat in their fur. That's why they pant.
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Do wolves mate for life?
Replies: 25
Views: 1582

Re: Do wolves mate for life?

I'm not sure? I mean, in a pack would the alpha just mate with all the girls? Like lions? With lions, all the females are related, but the male is an unrelated outsider who comes in. With wild wolves, most of the pack members are of one family, with the "alpha" pair being the main breeders. So if t...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: nasty wolf question
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: nasty wolf question

Anyone wonder why it scared the guard dog away though? That is what I have been wondering. I have been thinking that it is about the messages the dog picks up from the wolf. Something that has to do with dominance and hormones- what do you think? please don't bump old topics. (But it is a good ques...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Are there wolves at your local zoo?
Replies: 134
Views: 2733

Re: Are there wolves at your local zoo?

I saw some at Dartmoor Wildlife park. Nice-looking white wolves with grey markings.

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