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In a widely used behavioral experiment that requires teamwork, wolves showed up their domesticated cousins. The study led at the Wolf Science Centre in Ernstbrunn, Austria calls into question a long-held assumption that domestication fosters more cooperative individuals. To determine who the … Continue reading

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Wolves are highly social animals that live in well-organized family units called packs. Cooperative living gives wolf families a number of benefits. In addition to facilitating successful hunting, pup-rearing, and defending pack territory, cooperative living allows wolves to limit their … Continue reading

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The long-debated question of where dogs first appeared has always been complex.  Wolves are the ancestors of dogs, but for years researchers have been unable to agree on when the canines were first domesticated. In a new study, a palaeogeneticist finds your dog’s ancestor … Continue reading

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