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Anonymous asked:
You are a truly beautiful person I just wanted to let you know that

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Canadian timber wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis) at Parc Omega Nature Preserve, Canada

Picture by Rudy Pohl

Anonymous asked:
I have a kind of stupid question, and I say it's stupid because I think I know the answer, but a bud of mine keeps saying I'm wrong, and I'm hoping a fellow wolf lover may know the correct answer. Are timber wolves Gray wolves and cyotes breeding together? Like is that what a Timber wolf is or is it a breed of wolf itself? (I say it's a wolf, and not the two together... but I just want to be sure, thanks :P )

"Timber wolf" is like used as this general collective name for the Gray wolf (Canis lupus), but it doesn’t really make sense and it’s not scientifically correct.

There are some subspecies of the Gray wolf that have the word “timber” in their name. For example the Eastern wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) is often calles Eastern Timber wolf, and the Mackenzie valley wolf (Canis lupus occidentalis) is also called Northern Timber wolf or Northwestern wolf.

Wolf coyote hybrids as a result of crossbreeding are called coywolves :)

Anonymous asked:
Im doing an essay in school on reintroducing wolves into my country (scotland) mainly to hunt the rising number of deers in the highlands ( I think it stands at about 750,000) and I'm finding it really really interesting! have you heard anything on this topic, if so what are your opinions?

Ah, nice topic! ^^

I don’t think the idea of re-introducing wolves in Scotland is a bad thing. But there recently was this specific plan on re-introducing them, and that kind of bothered me. This plan of re-introducing wolves (and bears) is one of a Scottish landowner: he wants to re-introduce about 20 wolves and 10 bears into his 50,000 acres fenced estate in Sutherland – a surface too small.

If it would be bigger, I won’t be against it, but there’s another thing: the reintroduction of wolves and bears would require great care and it will take many years before they can get to a point where there could be a general release of these – though the landowner wants it to happen right now already, which won’t do any good.

Also, in Scotland there’s a Land Reform Act. This gives everyone a right of responsible access over most of the land and inland water in Scotland. This could create issues for the reintroduction of the wolves and bears. It’s a challenge to see how they will prevent management activities to interfere with access takers exercising their rights.

EDIT: crescentfeathermoon did a EPQ (extended project qualification) on this topic:

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sektoth asked:
Can you show us what a wolf with grey eyes looks like?

I couldn’t find more than these two at the moment but here you go!

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Anonymous asked:
Hi :) sorry for the question. I know you're in art school, but do you know if it is important to study biology in order to work with wolves? Someone told me it's useless. Thank you!

I actually just graduated art school! :)

It sure helps a lot and of course it is not useless (what was that person talking about, lol), but I know some examples of people who work in the wolf field with no biological background.

From the documentary “Fauna Iberica”

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Anonymous asked:
Hey! I've been following you for over a year now and I absolutely LOVE your blog. Wolves are my favorite animals ever (I even have a wolf wall in my room). This may sound a little ridiculous, and there probably isn't one, but do you think there's a class where you just study wolves?

Hi, thank you so much! ^^

I know that some of my followers study biology, and that in some cases you can pick classes that focus on topics like wolf reintroduction or like the current situation of the wolves at Isle Royale, just to name something. :) I don’t know much about this, since I’m from The Netherlands myself and didn’t study biology or anything related to wolves.

Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) by j

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Anonymous asked:
Hey do you know any good wildlife cams? Maybe ones know for wolf sightings? I do like the captive ones but i enjoy waiting to see or not see something in the wild. :) (so yeah non-captive cams) Thank-you!