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  • Fox And The Wolf Compare And Contrast

    Foxes and Wolves From wicked to cunning, from proud to spiteful, the wolf and the fox have both been characterized as villains amongst the animal kingdom for many years, but behind the shared claws and fangs, the two creatures are completely different in their methods of deceit. Both being of the Canis genus, the wolf and the fox are cousins. However, they are very different in their movements and behaviors. While both are seen as treacherous creatures, the fox is agile and cunning while the wolf is ferocious and powerful, giving them different skills to use in the wild. Despite both being in the dog family, wolves and foxes look, act, and move differently. The fox is significantly smaller than the wolf, only reaching up to about 20 inches…

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  • Human Evolution Of Dogs

    hen you think of man’s best friend the name “Canis Lupus Familiaris” will most likely not come to mind. Canis Lupus Familiaris is the trinomial or subspecies name for the Canid species, the domestic dog (Yong, 2016). It is hard to believe that dogs such as toy or terrier breeds have derived from the grey wolf. To start the evolution of our many dog breeds today, we go back 10,000-30,000 years ago when the grey wolf walked all over the globe. Tribes and colonies during this time era encountered…

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  • Modern Wolf

    today as the domestic dog. They travel in packs, live for six to eight years in the wild, and are currently an endangered species (National Geographic). Natural selection has picked the wolves that live in the wild today based on which are the most fit to their environment, leaving the other less fit wolves out of the gene pool. Structural, behavioral, and reproductive adaptations as well as the environment and other physical features are the reason that wolves are the way they are today.…

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  • Dingo Research Paper

    animals according to habitat and body form” (http://www.biologyreference.com). However, the first modern taxonomist was Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who came up with the binomial name for organisms in his work Species Plantarum. In order to classify an organism, you must first acquire DNA from the organism. Each taxonomic category differs from each other. For example, the Domain only has three groups but as you go down each category, the number of groups increases. The organism that we are…

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  • Coyotes Evolution

    Coyotes or Canis latrans Coyotes are most commonly found in the desert and arid areas of the world, whether it was found in the desert, the tundra, or any other barren place of the world. Coyotes have evolved to this type of climate by decreasing need of calories, as the larger food is scarce. They have also evolved to be in a pack to help take down more significant food sources, like elk and deer. Coyotes, though they share DNA with many other animals have evolved to have a better…

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  • Perro Callejero Research Paper

    Under cars, bridges, trash piles and more the Perro Callejero could be found in many un-habitable places. Two hundred thousand, not a population of humans but stray canis lupus familiaris roaming the dangerous streets of Mexico City, Mexico, a lot larger problem in Mexico. An ideal Perro Callejero habitat would help to camouflage themselves from human and animal predators, protected from weather and to secure themselves from various…

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  • Gray Wolf Evolution

    Alix Lippincott Mr. Day Biology B4 May 15, 2016 The Evolution of the Gray wolf Every species has an evolution, the gray wolf is no different. They belong to the “Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae, Subfamily: Caninae, Genus: Canis and Species Lupus.” The gray wolf didn't start as a gray wolf it was originally a different animal that adapted overtime to become a gray wolf. The Reason for an animal adaption is mutation, natural selection,…

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  • Domesticated Wolf Evolution

    Thirty to forty thousand years ago the world was in the midst of the last ice age. The ancestors of some of our modern day mammals grew to 3 or 4 times their sizes today, such as the mammoth and the giant sloth. Everything was much larger, furrier and slower than today in order to conserve heat to survive. a. Humans of this era were nomads, or hunter-gatherers, that moved along with the herds, since there was little to no vegetation other than in the immediate vicinity of the equator. b. And…

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  • Captive Wolf

    Wolves (Canis lupus) are one of the most well-known examples of a social animal. The wolf pack possesses a mentality where all members compete for dominance in the group. However the pack’s hierarchy and its strict rules for traversing this hierarchy keep the group from falling apart over constant fighting. L. David Mech (1999) explains how a wild wolf pack is a family, with the adult parents guiding the activities of the group in a division-of-labor system. In this system, the female primarily…

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  • Arctic Wolf

    Arctic Wolf The Arctic wolf lives in the Arctic regions of North America and Greenland. mainly inhabit Northern Canada and Alaska, parts of Greenland ,Iceland and Northern Europe. they are found in the most northern parts of the wolf's range, in the Arctic Circle. the arctic wolf is a carnivore. they will hunt down larger animals such as caribou ad muskoxen in packs. they will take smaller prey such as arctic hares, lemmings etc. alone. the arctic wolf eats Musk oxen, Peary caribou, Arctic…

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