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anonymous asked:

What do you think about the "Sulimove dogs"? Apparently they're a mix of Golden Jackals and Huskies. Sounds like a huge fake to me..

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Never heard of them before so I looked them up - they look so adorable! The Sulivom dog is a breed that Russian scientists have been breeding since 1975 for scent detection work, consisting of about 25% Golden jackal (Canis aureus) and 75% dog (Canis lupus familiaris).

The original mix was 75% Lapinporokoira (a reindeer herding spitz, see 1st picture below), chosen for its resistance to cold, and 25% golden jackal (2nd picture below) from Turkmenistan, chosen for its superior olfactory abilities.

Apparently other dogs were bred into the line to improve trainability; a fox terrier, a Spitz, and  a reindeer herding hound, resulting in an easily trainable dog with a superior sense of smell. The only few of these dogs that are in existence are all property of Aeroflot.

autumnxwolf-deactivated20141003 asked:

Do wolves have a special ritual for mating?

Once a wolf finds a mate, the two of them bond until it’s the mating season, and then mate. The couple bonds by sleeping close and touching each other more and more, mouth each others muzzles, touch noses, and bump there bodies together. There may be mutual grooming and nibbling of each other’s coats and the two may walk pressed close together.

zeppelynns asked:

Do you have a fullbody picture of said Ruedi? I can't really find pictures other than headshots of him.

There’s probably lots of headshots of Reudi out there because one of his other genetic defects resulted in something very remarkable; seemingly blue coloured eyes. Healthy adult wolves never have blue eyes as a natural eye colour, but Ruedi’s genetic defect made his eyes an interesting mix of colors that can sometimes appear blue depending on his surroundings. Here’s some more information about that.

Full body pictures of Ruedi:

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Good size comparisment: Wolfgang (left) and Reudi (right) [x]

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if wolves in Wolf Parks get real cakes or special meat cakes, you know, if they're celebrating something, there are videos and photos of caretakers giving wolves pieces of cake. Is it real cake with cream and such?

The cakes and pies they give to the wolves look like “human” cakes, but consist out of eatable stuff that’s okay for wolves. Usually just meat or egg cakes, but sometimes something fancier like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, or pumpkins stuffed with piggy ears, or peanut butter fruit icecream… basically treats made of anything edible for wolves!

anonymous asked:

Hey! Can I just ask if you have viable and nonbiased sources about the whole "Wolves don't have strict alphas," thing? Mostly asking because I want to be able to tell other people this if it's true because it' fascinating but I want to be able to source it so they know I'm not making stuff up. Thanks in advance! - a fan

Hi you! :) Fortunately there are lots of studies done that prove this, and also lots of well written (scientific) articles with proper scientific support/sources that explain this issue. Here are some articles and books:

nobutadagizmo asked:

Hi! I saw your post about the illegal wolf-hunting-case in Norway. I'm Norwegian, and I just wanted to tell you that all five have been sentenced to jail-time. The main accused has been sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in prison, as well as losing hunting rights for 5 years. The police also confiscated most of their hunting weapons. The 'least' accused got 6 months prison and 2 years hunting ban. They've all appealed, but this case is so strong (the verdig is 130 pages long), so yay!

OH MY GOD YAY

anonymous asked:

It's weird you never answer any of my questions, either anon nor written from my blog. It seems like you answer only the questions you like or the ones you know the answer to. Are my questions too hard for you or what? Cause I feel like I will know nothing from you anytime soon. Shamely.

What

If you would have put only the slightest bit of effort in reading anything on WolvesWolves before sending this ridiculous message and claiming you know things about me, you would have known that at the moment I am working my ass off to graduate, to set up an art exhibition, to volunteer, to try and get a job, and to maintain basic things such as a social life.

Do you see this? This is the amount of unanswered messages in my inbox right now. For answering difficult messages, I want to take my time (something that I lately do not often have, as I just explained), do a little research and maybe put along proper sources with them. 

Now I receive about 15 new messages each day. On a lucky day when I’m actually able to do some blogging, I can answer about 5 of them. You do the math.

Also, I am not that way, but even íf I would only answer the messages I like or know the answer to; you absolutely do not have the right to give me or anyone shit for such decisions this way. I am not obliged to anything at all. Remember that next time when you for some reason feel entitled again to send such bitter messages only because you are so dependent on my knowledge and embittered because you can’t always get served any information you want at any time with only a snap of your fingers.

Here’s an idea: if certain questions are só important for you to have an answer to, why don’t you get from your lazy ass and do a little research yourself, instead of waylay me with your crazy bullshit.

Now go and stand in the corner of shame you little fuck

*WolvesWolves out*

anonymous asked:

That anon that sent you hate for not being a biologist and said 'you'll get found out' is clearly a total douchebag. I am a biologist, currently doing my dissertation on wolves, and I LOVE your blog, and can confirm all the information you post is correct and really well informed. Who cares if you aren't a biologist? Its an interest! I am super interested in Harry Potter, but I am not a wizard - does this make me unqualified for blogging about it??!!! Keep doing what you're doing, its great!

Thank you everyone for your kind words ♡ *nuzzles*

anonymous asked:

What color wolf is the most common?

The book “Wolves: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation by David Mech and Luigi Boitani states:

“The most common coat colour is grey flecked with black, with lighter underparts.”

These lighter underparts are in different shades of very light gray or beige/brownish, and a “dirty” white/off-white. An example:


(Picture by MLGreenly)

anonymous asked:

Do you do wolf art? I love to draw wolves but I'm not very good at it!

Nowadays I only sometimes go and photograph them when I have spare time, I rarely draw them. Here are some speed drawings I did about a year ago I still have on this laptop :) I plan to start drawing/painting wolves more often though!

anonymous asked:

Stop posting your personal shit. You think you're so pretty and fabulous you have to throw your face to everyone's dashes? Just so they can tell you that you're "beautiful, aww" and such? Maybe stop with the heavy make up and then post a photo. ON your personal blog. Not on this one. Unfollow. Not that you care, having over 90k followers. But get your shit together girl. You're not the centre of the world, and you're not super model.

Hello dear, I don’t know what’s going on in your life that makes you vent to total strangers on the internet, but it sounds like you’re going through a tough time. I hope things get better for you, take care!

Also, it is up to you whether you go and educate yourself on the following or not, but I just had to mention: it seems like you have very problematic, patriarchal views on certain issues. If you’re interested, I will be happy to hand you a couple of resources to educate yourself.

loveinstar asked:

Can a pack survive with just the female alpha? Are there packs in the wilderness where only a female leads the pack? Or is it just temporary every time until a new alpha (male) will step in?

Definitely! Natural wolf packs typically are family groups; an adult pair and their offspring (pups and yearlings). In these natural composition packs, the parents automatically become the leading pair (comparable to human families), so the ranking terms like “alpha”, “beta”, “omega” etc. are outmoded. If you want to read more about these ranking terms being outdated, check this out!

If the breeding male would perish, the breeding female might continue leading the pack on her own. She might also change partner (most common), or she might even be overthrown by her offspring (example). 

anonymous asked:

My dream job is to work with wolves and conduct research about them. I love your blog and I just wanted to say that you're incredibly smart and you're doing a lovely job educating your followers!

Thank you so much for your sweet message ^^ That’s my dream job too!

anonymous asked:

Did you notice that some wolves in Finland are so creamy in color? They're so beautiful when it comes to their fur color. Is it just in Finland that wolves have such creamy fur? I wonder why. In Europe, wolves are mostly various shades of grey. Iberian Wolves are beautifully brownish in color. But these cream wolves in Finland are just gorgeous.

Yes! I love it so so much. It’s almost golden. The pictures of wolves that had that particular colour I came across were all shot in Finland. 

I couldn’t answer your question, so I did a little research. There’s no scientific studies being done on this subject, but I found this blog post stating the possibility that this yellow coloration might has its origin in domestic dogs, or that the gene flow between similarly coloured spitz breed dogs and Finnish wolves has worked both ways, or that maybe they are just a local unique mutation.
They also explain a theory about these yellow Finnish wolves representing a sort of throwback to the ancestral European wolf population that gave rise to domestic dogs, suggesting that the majority of the ancient European wolves were perhaps golden in colour.

Here’s some more pictures of them I posted on WolvesWolves, and here is a collection of some more pictures