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Where Did Black Wolves Come From?

zephyr_fall_logo_smDid you know that the black fur of some North American wolves is the result of long-ago dalliances with domestic dogs? Wolves are believed to have picked up the black-coat mutation some 12,000-15,000 years ago. The black-fur mutation established itself very quickly in forest-dwelling wolves which suggests it must provide them with some significant advantage. Read more here via The New York Times