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Meet the Real Hero of Yellowstone -- the Mackenzie Valley Wolf

Meet the Real Hero of Yellowstone -- the Mackenzie Valley Wolf

The Canis lupus occidentalis which also goes by the Mackenzie Valley wolf, the Alaskan timber wolf, the Canadian timber wolf, or the rocky mountain wolf, was classified as a gray wolf subspecies in 1829 by Sir John Robinson, M.D. It is one of the largest wolf subspecies in North America. 
by Chris Andersonon October 01, 2020
Meet the Tiniest Owl in the World - The Elf Owl

Meet the Tiniest Owl in the World - The Elf Owl

Native to the American Southwest, Elf Owls are slightly larger than a soda can, but that doesn't stop them from being determined predators.

Source: Audubon Field Guide

by Chris Andersonon October 01, 2020
Where does the term

Where does the term "lone wolf" come from?

When you think of someone who is a “lone wolf”, what do you think of? Someone who carves their own path in a new and creative way? Someone who commits a crime on their own? Someone who doesn’t want to socialize with others and lives on the outside? 

by Chris Andersonon September 30, 2020
common barn owl

At your next happy hour, be sure to thank barn owls!

Barn owls are great at pest control for anyone who works in agriculture. They take care of rodent populations that damage plants by eating the bark or the roots. But, specifically, what are some of the crops they protect?  

by Chris Andersonon September 30, 2020
Hiding in plain sight is the key to an owl's survival.

Hiding in plain sight is the key to an owl's survival.

Camouflage is an adaptation that allows animals to blend in with their surroundings. It’s a key to survival for both predators and prey. 
by Chris Andersonon September 28, 2020
What do owls eat?

What do owls eat?

Barn owls love voles. You’re likely to find vole bones when you dissect owl pellets. But have you ever wondered about voles themselves? What they look like, where they live, what they eat? 

by Chris Andersonon September 23, 2020
What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

Scientists can’t seem to fully agree on when they became the domesticated, adorable companions we love so much. Some think there was one domestication event, some think there were multiple, and others think they “self domesticated”.  

Regardless of when and how they found their way into our hearts and onto our couches, it’s clear that our cuddle buddies are pretty different from their wolf counterparts. But how?

by Chris Andersonon September 23, 2020
Now's a good time for a surprise gift, right?

Now's a good time for a surprise gift, right?

In Harry Potter, there isn’t much information presented about Harry’s owl, other than her magical ability to carry letters for him to pretty much anywhere. So let’s dive into what snowy owls are actually like. 

by Chris Andersonon September 21, 2020
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