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  1. 'Ils finiront par nous bouffer'. Enquête contemporaines sur la mémoire du loup en Cévennes

    Contributor(s):: Laurence, Pierre

  2. 'Upside-down'. The sheep-farmers are facing the presence of the wolves in the French Alps

    Contributor(s):: Fabre, Patrick

  3. A biometric re-evaluation of recent claims for early Upper Palaeolithic wolf domestication in Eurasia

    Contributor(s):: Boudadi-Maligne, Myriam, Escarguel, Gilles

  4. A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)

    Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.

    Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...

  5. A comparison of pet and purpose-bred research dog ( Canis familiaris) performance on human-guided object-choice tasks

    Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Dorman, D. C.

    Several studies have shown that domestic dogs respond to human social cues such as pointing. Some experiments have shown that pet dogs outperformed wolves in following a momentary distal point. These findings have lent support to the hypothesis that domestication is responsible for domestic dogs'...

  6. A Comparison of the Sensory Development of Wolves (Canis lupus lupus) and Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Lord, Kathryn

  7. A fresh look at the wolf-pack theory of companion-animal dog social behavior

    Contributor(s):: Kerkhove, W. van

    A popular perspective on the social behavior of dogs in multiple-dog households sees the dogs' behavior as reflecting the sociobiological laws of the rigidly structured dominance hierarchy that has been described for wolf packs. This view suggests that aggression problems among dogs are natural...

  8. A note on the use of GPS collars to monitor wild maned wolves Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger 1815) (Mammalia, Canidae)

    Contributor(s):: Coelho, C. M., Melo, L. F. B. de, Sabato, M. A. L., Rizel, D. N., Young, R. J.

    Increasingly, problems of animal conservation are being solved with the aid of technology. One recent advance in monitoring the spatial location of wild animals is the GPS collar. In this study we evaluate the use of such technology with three wild maned wolves. In a period of 155 days our three...

  9. A pilot study of sexual dimorphism in the head morphology of domestic dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carrasco, J. J., Georgevsky, D., Valenzuela, M., McGreevy, P. D.

    The dog ( Canis lupus familiaris) displays more morphological diversity than any other species. It is a direct descendant of the gray wolf ( Canis lupus), but shows remarkable behavioral and morphological differences. It has been suggested that differences in skull shape that relate to brain...

  10. Ambivalent signals during agonistic interactions in a captive wolf pack

    Contributor(s):: Fatjo, J., Feddersen-Petersen, D., Ruiz de la Torre, J. L., Amat, M., Mets, M., Braus, B., Manteca, X.

    A study was designed to quantify ambivalent behaviour during social aggressive interactions in wolves. Agonistic interactions in a group of six European captive wolves, consisting of three males and three females, were analyzed for bared teeth, body posture and the position of ears, tongue, lips,...

  11. An Analysis of Human Interaction as Environmental Enrichment for Captive Wolves and Wolf-Dog Hybrids

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Renee Mehrkam

    The benefits of environmental enrichment for captive mammals are well documented in the scientific literature. However, many facilities may have limited resources to implement traditional enrichment strategies. One possible solution is to provide socialized animals with positive interaction...

  12. Animal viewing in postmodern America : a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers

    Contributor(s):: Jo Anne Young

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the American relationship with wildlife by way of a case study of the Yellowstone wolf watchers. The American relationship with nature and animals changed at a never before seen rate during the modern era because of capitalism and industrialization. Our...

  13. Animals and the intimacy of history

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Brett L.

  14. Anthelmintic-based [thiabendazole] taste aversions in wolves (Canis lupus)

    Contributor(s):: Ziegler, J. M., Gustavson, C. R., Holzer, G. A., Gruber, D.

  15. Artificial illumination reduces bait-take by small rainforest mammals

    Contributor(s):: Bengsen, A. J., Leung, L. K. P., Lapidge, S. J., Gordon, I. J.

    Small mammals often moderate their foraging behaviour in response to cues indicating a high local predation risk. We assessed the ability of cues associated with a high predation risk to reduce the consumption of bait by non-target small mammal species in a tropical rainforest, without inhibiting...

  16. Assessing Patterns of Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation around a Central Indian Protected Area

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    | Contributor(s):: Krithi K. Karanth, Arjun M. Gopalaswamy, Ruth DeFries, Natasha Ballal

    Mitigating crop and livestock loss to wildlife and improving compensation distribution are important for conservation efforts in landscapes where people and wildlife co-occur outside protected areas. The lack of rigorously collected spatial data poses a challenge to management efforts to...

  17. Assessment of attachment behaviour to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus)

    | Contributor(s):: Nathaniel J. Hall, Kathryn Lord, Anne-Marie K. Arnold, Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique Udell

    Previous research suggested that 16-week old dog pups, but not wolf pups, show attachment behaviour to a human caregiver. Attachment to a caregiver in dog pups has been demonstrated by differential responding to a caregiver compared to a stranger in the Ainsworth Strange Situation Test. We show...

  18. Attachment to humans: a comparative study on hand-reared wolves and differently socialized dog puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Topal, J., Gacsi, M., Miklosi, A., Viranyi, Z., Kubinyi, E., Csanyi, V.

  19. Beasts in the jungle (or wherever)

    | Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet

  20. Behavioral differences among breeds of domestic dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris): current status of the science

    | Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, L. R., Wynne, C. D. L.

    In both popular media and scientific literature, it is commonly stated that breeds of dogs differ behaviorally in substantial, consistent and predictable ways. Since the mid-twentieth century, scientists have asked whether meaningful behavioral differences exist between breeds of dogs. Today,...