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by La Striata
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves of the former USSR
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Wolves of the former USSR

These are some very interesting facts, La Striata! I know I've heard about a Tundra wolf once or twice, however I've never really heard much about Middle Russian forest wolf. So, it's good to learn more about these wolves, thanks for sharing! No problem. Middle Russian forest wolf is really just th...
by La Striata
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Some comparisons between wolves and other social carnivores
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Some comparisons between wolves and other social carnivores

Crocotto wrote:how bout Wolves and Chimpanzees?
I can't say I've read enough on chimpanzee social and hunting behaviour to make a direct comparison.

I should have specified in the title that by "carnivores", I meant animals of the order Carnivora.
by La Striata
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Stereotypes and Your Opinions
Replies: 50
Views: 1620

Re: Wolf Stereotypes and Your Opinions

I'm afraid I'll have to debunk #6. Some Native tribes do 'worship' the wolf, but not all of them. I know because, well, I'm 6% Native (xD) and I went to the Toronto Zoo Wolf Howl which actually had a tribe whom 'worship' wolves. I should have probably been specific with which tribe I was referring ...
by La Striata
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Stereotypes and Your Opinions
Replies: 50
Views: 1620

Re: Wolf Stereotypes and Your Opinions

Here are a few ones which I encounter with allarming frequency: 1. Wolves never attack people 2. Wolves are on the brink of extinction 3. Wolves are as smart as humans 4. Wolves are gentle animals which never kill each other 5. Wolves only kill what they need 6. Native Americans literally worshipped...
by La Striata
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Some comparisons between wolves and other social carnivores
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Some comparisons between wolves and other social carnivores

Wolves and spotted hyenas When searching for prey in woodlands, wolves apparently use their noses more often than I have observed hyenas doing, and they are inclined to follow tracks of potential quarry. Wolves are also more likely to travel in a single line when searching or even following prey, e...
by La Striata
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Sweden culls 27 wolves
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Sweden culls 27 wolves

Rebecca100 wrote:and PMS i did read the post more clearly so i suggest you to please not say that.....
Could you please answer my previous question. I'd genuinely like to know what facts I got wrong.
by La Striata
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)
Replies: 73
Views: 34118

Re: Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)

The episode also neglects to state the dire "wolves's" relation. It continues to paint the false image that Dires are just over sized Gray Wolves; instead of stating the true fact that the dire "wolf" is really a Dire Coyote, as the American Coyote is it's closest living relative Personally, I'd ca...
by La Striata
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Sweden culls 27 wolves
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Sweden culls 27 wolves

Rebecca100 wrote: Not really true what you said,Sweden started any how wolf hunting last year.The wolves from Russia are moving in on Sweden
What exactly did I say that's not true?
by La Striata
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Sweden culls 27 wolves
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Sweden culls 27 wolves

I don't see it as much of a problem. Swedish wolves do not constitute a unique subspecies, they are merely migrants from Russia, which has one of the largest wolf populations in the world. If the current Swedish wolf population becomes extinct, then more will come (unless Sweden places landmines on ...
by La Striata
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves of the former USSR
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Wolves of the former USSR

2. Middle Russian forest wolf , C. l, lupus Linnaeus, 1758 (syn. communis ). A wolf of very large dimensions, probably maximum within the boundaries of our country. Color of wolves of this race corresponds to that given above in "Description" (p. 166). Found in the forest zone of the European part o...
by La Striata
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves of the former USSR
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Wolves of the former USSR

I thought that I'd take the oppurtunity to raise some awareness of the lesser known grey wolf subspecies by posting subspecies accounts from Heptner's 2nd volume of Mammals of the Soviet Union (accessible here http://www.archive.org/details/mammalsofsov211998gept) I do not have time to add them all,...
by La Striata
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Naming conventions and popularity
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Naming conventions and popularity

Actually, I haven't really noticed too much of what you're talking about. I think you guys are right, yes, but I'm not sure it's that big of a deal. For example, I haven't seen maned wolves receiving a noticeably greater amount of attention than african wild dogs receive. Both species are relativel...
by La Striata
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Accurate Wolf Sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Accurate Wolf Sites?

Does anybody know of any good wolf sites (besides this one, of course) that gives out ACCURATE wolf information? Because it seems like everywhere I go, websites are talking about Alphas, Betas, and Omegas, as well as other information that I know is false and presenting it as if it were true. I rea...
by La Striata
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Predators
Replies: 8
Views: 708

Re: Predators

I'll concentrate on the more lesser known competitors/predators of wolves, then add a few of my own. Tigers: Definately the most serious predators of wolves after man and other wolves. So far, I've only seen records of wolf-tiger interactions from the Russian Far East, though I wouldnt doubt for a m...
by La Striata
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Naming conventions and popularity
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Naming conventions and popularity

I notice that a lot of forum-polls and art pieces meant to cover all "wolf species" almost always include animals such as maned wolves or dire wolves, creatures which are not that closely related to the classic Canis lupus , yet there is almost invariably no mention in these topics of canids such as...

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