Endangered Red Wolves Approach iPhone with Interest and Trepidation
Wolves are not only intelligent; they can be playful and have a natural sense of curiosity.
Their curious nature, however, comes second to their neophobia – a fear of anything new. Note the how although the unmanned iPhone evokes curiosity, the red wolves’ neophobia prevents them from lingering too long around the alien gadget. This behavior helps nonlethal management tools like fladry (fencing with strips of fabric or colored flags that will flap in a breeze) work as an effective resource to prevent conflict with livestock.