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  1. Human interaction as environmental enrichment for pair-housed wolves and wolf-dog crosses

    Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, L. R., Verdi, N. T., Wynne, C. D. L.

    Private nonhuman animal sanctuaries are often financially limited in their ability to implement traditional environmental enrichment strategies. One possible solution may be to provide socialized animals with human interaction sessions. However, the merit of human interaction as enrichment has...

  2. Social and cognitive correlates of Utah residents’ acceptance of the lethal control of wolves

    Contributor(s):: Bruskotter, Jeremy T., Vaske, Jerry J., Schmidt, Robert H.

    The objectives of this study were to: (a) determine the acceptability of several methods of lethal and non-lethal wolf control, (b) identify factors that explain acceptability of lethal control, and (c) test a model for predicting acceptability of lethal control. Data were obtained from a mail...

  3. The concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes: a comment on van Kerkhove's commentary

    Contributor(s):: Mertens, P. A.

    Comment on "van Kerkhove's Commentary" [2004 this issue] relating to the concept of dominance and the treatment of aggression in multidog homes.

  4. Traumatic stress disorder observed in an adult wild captive wolf ( Canis lupus )

    Contributor(s):: Mallonee, J. S., Joslin, P.

    Tenino was an adult female wolf, born in the wild and placed into captivity at 1 year of age because of her participation in livestock depredation. Her method of capture, well documented, involved being darted twice by helicopter and translocated twice. This method of capture would have exposed...

  5. Seasonal trends in intrapack aggression of captive wolves ( Canis lupus) and wolf-dog crosses: implications for management in mixed-subspecies exhibits

    Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, L. R., Thompson, R. K. R.

    Mixed-species exhibits are becoming increasingly common in the captive management of a wide range of species. Systematic evaluations of enclosures consisting of multiple subspecies, however, are relatively infrequent. The aim of this study was to measure seasonal trends in aggressive behaviors...

  6. Animals and the intimacy of history

    Contributor(s):: Walker, Brett L.

  7. Hunting Dogs in the Lowland Neotropics

    Contributor(s):: Koster, Jeremy

  8. L'homme contre le loup: Une guerre de deux mille ans [Book Review]

    Contributor(s):: Plack, Noelle

  9. Wolves in the Early Nineteenth-Century County of Jönköping, Sweden

    Contributor(s):: Kardell, ÖRjan, DahlstrÖM, Anna

  10. L'homme contre le loup. Une guerre de deux mille ans

    Contributor(s):: Moriceau, Jean-Marc

  11. Wolves and the wolf myth in American literature

    Contributor(s):: Robisch, S. K.

  12. The domestication of the dog: An unrivalled alliance

    Contributor(s):: Giffroy, J. M.

  13. 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...

  14. Clinical feasibility of cognitive testing in dogs ( Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Heckler, M. C. T., Tranquilim, M. V., Svicero, D. J., Barbosa, L., Amorim, R. M.

    Several cognitive tests have been developed to evaluate specific aspects of human and animal learning and memory. These tests have been used for early detection of cognitive deficits and to monitor the treatment of dogs with cognitive impairment. Thus, this article evaluated the feasibility of...

  15. The effect of breed on age-related changes in behavior and disease prevalence in cognitively normal older community dogs, Canis lupus familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., McGreevy, P. D., Sachdev, P. S., Valenzuela, M. J.

    Variation in breed longevity in the dog has led to the inference that large dogs age at a faster rate than small dogs, possibly because of an increased oxidative load. Potential differences in behavioral aging (the rate of age-related decline in cognito-behavioral performance) across breeds...

  16. Human-Wildlife (The Ethiopian Wolf and Gelada Baboon) Conflict In and Around the Simien Mountains National Park

    Contributor(s):: Yihune Mesele

    This study documents human-wildlife (the Ethiopian wolf and gelada baboon) conflict in and around the Simien Mountains National Park. Data were collected in between September, 2005 up to March, 2006 with fragmented short term stay by means of face-to-face questionnaire interview and by direct...

  17. Human-Wildlife Conflict Involving Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) and Gelada Baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Comservation Area, North Shoa, Ethiopia

    Contributor(s):: Andarge Engedasew

    A study on human - wildlife conflict involving Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) and gelada baboon (Theropithicus gelada) in and around Guassa Community Conservation Area was conducted from September, 2009 to May, 2010. The objective of this study was to fill information gap on human wildlife...

  18. Human Activity Differentially Redistributes Large Mammals in the Canadian Rockies National Parks

    Contributor(s):: James Kimo Rogala, Mark Hebblewhite, Jesse Whittington, Cliff A. White, Jenny Coleshill, Marco Musiani

    National parks are important for conservation of species such as wolves (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus canadensis). However, topography, vegetation conditions, and anthropogenic infrastructure within parks may limit available habitat. Human activity on trails and roads may lead to indirect habitat...

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

    Contributor(s):: Lord, Kathryn

  20. Portrayal of Interactions Between Humans and Coyotes (Canis latrans): Content Analysis of Canadian Print Media (1998-2010)

    Contributor(s):: Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn

    Print media is one form of public discourse that provides a means to examine human-coyote interactions. We conducted a content analysis of 453 articles addressing coyote events reported in the Canadian print media between 1998 and 2010. We found 119 articles about human-coyote interactions, of...