In two days I will be heading to Austria, to spend a week in Vienna with a friend. I initially planned to go so I can visit the Wolf Science Center (I’ll take so much pics for you guys!), but I added 6 more days that I still have to fill.
Who knows some nice places to go / things to see or do? ^_______^ From wildlife/nature related stuff to stuff in the city, just anything?
sorry if you've posted about this before, but what are your recommendations for books about wolves that talk about them from a biological and ecological standpoint, but are intelligible to laypeople? i've been having trouble finding informative books that aren't aimed at kids. i guess people think there's not a market for adult scientific nonfiction for laypeople?
My bible is “Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation" by David Mech and Luigi Boitani! Make sure to get the updates version :)
Revision to the nonessential experimental population of the Mexican gray wolf
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes a new revisions to the existing nonessential experimental population designation of the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). The deadline for comments on their evaluation September 23rd.
I have always wondered where young wolves go once they leave to find a mate? Do they start their own pack or join another?
As offspring begin to mature, they usually disperse from the pack as young as 9 months of age. Most disperse when 1-2 years old, and few remain beyond 3 years. They typically wander off as far as possible from their parent’s pack, which is like an instinct to keep the gene pool healthy.
When they disperse from the pack, they are a ‘lone wolf’ for a while, until they have find a mate to start their own family with. Although it is not common, a wolf sometimes joins another already existing pack.
Also, some yearlings stay in their parents’ pack, even when their parents have new litter.