Parasites, infections, wolves taking toll on Minnesota moose

“Meanwhile, only one in three moose calves born in spring 2016 made it through to the January aerial survey, he said. Most are being killed in their first few weeks by wolves and bear. That poor calf survival will make it “very difficult” for the state moose population to begin any rebound, DelGiudice said.”<<<Read More>>>

Wolf attacks give cows ‘PTSD-like’ symptoms, study finds

“Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say. That’s according to a study from Oregon State University and publicized Thursday. Reinaldo Cooke, an associate professor and animal scientist based in Burns, conducted the research, which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science […]

Wolf attacks give cows ‘PTSD-like’ symptoms, study finds

Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say. That’s according to a study from Oregon State University and publicized Thursday. Reinaldo Cooke, an associate professor and animal scientist based in Burns, conducted the research, which appeared in the Journal of Animal Science […]

Himalayan Wolf Attack of a Twelve-Year-Old Case at High Altitude

Abstract: Introduction: Animal attack is a major public health problem worldwide with mortality reported to the centre for disease control and prevention. In the United States, a person is more likely to be killed by an animal than from lightning strike. Wolves are apex predators and have attacked humans since antiquity. Wolf attacks remain a […]

Study of wolves’ effects on other wildlife gets underway in eastern Washington

*Staff Note* – Some members of Wolf Education International are curious how the State of Washington and the University of Washington can honestly make a comparative study of how “the state’s wolf population is affecting other wildlife” since the growth of wolves into northeastern regions of the state, without first having conducted studies to determine […]

WEI Scientist to Collect Siberian Wolf DNA in Yakutsk

Kaj Granlund, Finnish scientist, author, and  member of Wolf Education International (WEI), has organized a trip to Yakutsk, Sakha Republic to collect samples of DNA of Siberian wolves.  He and two others will be conducting research in Yakutsk from 14 – 19 March.  Below is a copy of their Action Plan, and we have permission to […]

Disease, wolves top list of Minnesota moose killers

Preliminary results from tracking 173 adult moose that were captured and fitted with GPS radio collars from 2013 to 2015 show that two-thirds of the 47 that later died succumbed to various health problems. Another third were killed by wolves, but 25 percent of those moose had illnesses that made them easy prey, and some […]

Wolves, people, and brown bears influence the expansion of the recolonizing wolf population in Scandinavia

*Staff Note* – This information should come as no surprise. Many experts of Wolf Education International have, for several years, been saying that forcing wolves to expand into human-settled environments is bad for people and animals. Abstract Interspecific competition can influence the distribution and abundance of species and the structure of ecological communities and entire ecosystems. […]

Wolves filling up on cattle in southwestern Alberta

The study tracked wolf predation patterns in southwestern Alberta — from the Pincher Creek area north of Waterton Lakes National Park to the edge of Kananaskis Country — where ranches and the territory of the carnivores overlap. “When we began our project, ranchers said they believed they were losing some stock to wolves, but through […]

Echinococcosis: An Economic Evaluation of a Veterinary Public Health Intervention in Rural Canada

Abstract Echinococcosis is a rare but endemic condition in people in Canada, caused by a zoonotic cestode for which the source of human infection is ingestion of parasite eggs shed by canids. The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors associated with infection and to measure the cost-utility of introducing an echinococcosis prevention […]