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Iberian Wolf by Jaime San Roman Villalon

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Ravens and wolves form social attachments with each other and take huge advantage of each other.

Both animals eat meat. When wolves killed a prey, ravens eat from the left over cadaver and scavenge it. Also, ravens lead wolves to preys or cadavers. The ravens fly and the wolves follow. Ravens also alert wolves to dangers.

They also play with each other. For example the ravens dive at the wolves and then speed away or peck their tails to try to get the wolves to chase them, or wolf cubs chasing after teasing ravens.

Dr. L. David Mech wrote in ‘The Wolf: The Ecology and Behaviour of an Endangered Species’: "It appears that the wolf and the raven have reached an adjustment in their relationships such that each creature is rewarded in some way by the presence of the other and that each is fully aware of the other’s capabilities."

Also very interesting: Bernd Heinrich wrote in ‘Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds’: "Ravens can be attracted to wolf howls. The wolves’ howls before they go on a hunt, and it is a signal that the birds learn to heed. Conversely, wolves may respond to certain raven vocalizations or behavior that indicate prey. The raven-wolf association may be close to a symbiosis that benefits the wolves and ravens alike. At a kill site, the birds are more suspicious and alert than wolves. The birds serve the wolves as extra eyes and ears."

Some videos: 
Raven Dances with Wolf Pup
Ravens taking a bath in the snow after stealing food from wolves
Crow teasing a wolf

(Picture by Michael S. Nolan)


Three wolf pups fell asleep in front of their den 

Picture by Daniel Cox, scanned from the book ‘Wolves’ by Daniel Wood 

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Alpha Loup wolf park, Saint-Martin-Vasubie, Mercantour National Park, France. Pelago pack.

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Alpha Loup wolf park, Saint-Martin-Vasubie, Mercantour National Park, France. Erps pack.

Anonymous asked:
Those are some really racist depictions of native americans. I understand you need money, but why are you using american native peoples for your own profit? That's really, really gross.

Hi, thanks for the heads up! I deleted the post.

That postcard has been in my wolf stuff collection for over 10 years, and when I put it up for sale along with other wolf related stuff of mine, I wasn’t aware of how that is actually using American native peoples for my own profit. To answer your question why, I can only say I consciously believe in and profess equality, but maybe since in my country The Netherlands racism against native Americans isn’t such a big thing as it is in America since there are no native Americans here, it in this case resulted in unconsciously acting in a racist manner. Though the reason doesn’t matter - I was wrong and I want to apologize.


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Taken at Ouwehands zoo in Rhenen (The Netherlands)

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