Could the ‘coywolf’ hybrid come to Chicago?

Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves: Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of […]

Wolf, Dog, Hybrid Track Determinations

Below is information about determining wild canine species utilizing paw track information. As best as we are capable, much of this information is provided in both English and German languages – although the translations may be rough. Please see the attached/linked-to PDFs for charts and track comparisons and differences. From Wernher Gerhards, Bionics Press Center […]

New study questions wolf DNA

Stop the freight train — brand-new DNA study involving North American wolves and coyotes threatens to derail the whole concept of what we consider “pure wolves,” as well as the federal reintroduction programs dealing with them. Researchers from Princeton University studied the genomes from a variety of gray and red wolves as well as coyotes. […]

Wolf Species Are Part Coyote

Gray wolves, pushed to near extinction in the 1960s, have roamed North America alongside two other wolf species—the red wolf in the southeastern U.S. and the Eastern wolf in the area surrounding the Great Lakes. But an analysis of their genomes has revealed a surprise: they are all actually one type of wolf, with varying […]

Part Coyote, Part Wolf, Part Dog: Enter the Coywolf

A new top predator roams the northeastern United States. The creature, which is equally at home in city parks, in graveyards and on the exurban fringes of civilization, has the lithe body and rust-tinged gray coat of a coyote. But it’s bigger, with a robust, wolfish skull and steel-trap jaws. Peer into the animal’s DNA, […]

Millions of ‘coywolf’ coyote-wolf hybrids live in North America

Wolves, coyotes, and dogs have formed a new type of creature referred to as the “coywolf” — that is, it is primarily a coyote-wolf hybrid — and researchers estimate there are now millions of them roaming around North America. Researchers believe a growing lack of suitable mates lead wolves to start breeding with dogs and […]