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Swedish court stops hotly contested wolf hunt

Stockholm - A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt due to start Friday, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

Hunting triggers rise in wolves' stress levels

In territories where wolves are regularly hunted, scientists have noted a rise in hormones responsible for stress in the animals.

Review: ‘Wolves’ sniffs out the details Special

‘Wolves’ is a coming-of-age story about an uninformed werewolf accepting his true nature, meticulously constructed by a first-time director.

Man with chainsaw carves eagles, wolves, other masterpieces

Leonardo da Vinci painted to create works of art. Michelangelo carved marble to create his works of art. Mark Tyoe of Salisbury, New York uses a chainsaw and big tree trunks to create his artwork.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers gun down rare wolf Special

Chipley - A rare British Columbian wolf named Chaco was shot and killed by Florida Fish and Wildlife officers after flooding knocked down his enclosure at Seacrest Wolf Preserve and he escaped into the countryside.

Why the last legal form of dog fighting is taxpayer-subsidized Special

Madison - The practice of hounding is centuries old and represents an example of one of the earliest forms of cooperation between man and dog. In Wisconsin, it is legal to turn a pack of dogs loose on predators such as wolves and bears.

Bill seeks to remove federal protection for endangered species

Washington - The Endangered Species Management Self-Determination Act, currently in committee in the Senate, seeks to leave protection of endangered species up to the Governors of each state and automatically remove protections for animals after five years.

Idaho game management killing elk after killing wolves

Boise - Ranchers in Idaho are asking the state government to help eliminate some of the state's elk population. The state is halfway through the wolf season, which was said to have been introduced to stop the wolves from attacking elk.

Op-Ed: Federal judge allows wolves to be killed so hunters can take elk

Salmon - A federal judge denied conservationist efforts to stop the trapping and killing of two wolf packs in Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.

Dogs evolved from wolves due to human domestication

Chicago - A new genetic study of modern canines supports the theory that humans domesticated dogs from wolves, and this happened before humans began to grow crops.

Inside the caucus for wolf activists in Wisconsin Special

Madison - This weekend, activists hoping to protect Wisconsin’s wolves are gathering for a caucus to formulate a strategy to better defend the wolf population in the state.

Wolves have similar social skills to dogs

According to a new study, wolves can learn from humans and have some 'social skills' that are similar to dogs. This is despite wolves and dogs being separated b over 20,000 years.

Reward for information about endangered wolf killings

Six endangered red wolves have been shot in the last month in North Carolina, prompting the federal government to advertise a reward made up of contributions from conservationist organizations.

Yellowstone wolves possibly among those killed in Wyoming

Recent kills by hunters in an area bordering Yellowstone National Park have biologists and wolf-watchers worried that the Lamar Canyon Pack has again been hit by wolf hunters in the area just outside the park.

Op-Ed: Graphic viral images of dying wolves spur debate Special

Images of dead, dying, and injured wolves circulating on Facebook have caused an outcry of opposition and an increase in the number of those visibly opposing wolf hunting and trapping.

Op-Ed: A wolf hunter's perspective and the solution to the debate Special

As the controversy surrounding Montana’s wolves continues to rage, Jason Maxwell took the time to answer questions and provide a hunter’s viewpoint on the issue.

TopFinds: Introducing 'lightsaber' molecules, Montana's wolf hunt

Scientists discover how a new form of matter acts more like Jedi-esque lightsabers. Why Montana wants to hunt its wolves. The latest news about bullying-related deaths in Canada. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

FWS blasted for attempt to remove protections from gray wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is attempting to remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from the gray wolf over the objections of conservationists and wolf experts.

New way to identify wolves by their howls

Researchers now believe that they can tell wolves apart by analyzing the pitch and volume of their vocalizations (studying the howl that the animal makes).

France: Wolves to be 'educated' not to kill sheep

With French farmers and environmentalists at odds over increasing numbers of wolves killing more sheep, a plan to capture and tag problem predators, 'educating' the beasts into avoidance or identifying them for quicker elimination, is up for discussion.

Russian grandmother kills attacking wolf with bare hands and axe

Perhaps preparing to do the dirty work in preparation for Little Red Riding Hood's arrival, a big, bad wolf picked the wrong grandmother to attack and paid for its mistake with its life.

Washington wolfpack to be destroyed for hunting livestock

A pack of grey wolves that roams the north east area of Washington State and in the south of British Columbia, is going to be destroyed. The pack has stopped hunting wildlife in favor of livestock and farmers want them killed.

Video: Woman's joyous reunion with her wolf friends

A video posted to YouTube shows a joyous scene of reunion between a woman and a pack of wolves she befriended at the Polar Zoo in Salangsdalen, Norway . The wolves expressed sheer delight at seeing the woman again after she had been away two months.

Premier League: Wolves name Connor as manager until end of season

Wolverhampton - Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced the promotion of assistant manager, Terry Connor, to replace Mick McCarthy. Having failed to find a permanent replacement, the club has opted to move Connor up until the end of the season.

Canadian plan to kill wolves may save caribou, upset ecologists

In a move that Sarah Palin might support, Canadian officials have decided to start killing wolves. It is hoped that by lowering the wolf population, caribou numbers may rebound.

Ohio authorities search for escaped exotic animals

Zanesville - Schools have been closed and residents urged to stay indoors in one Ohio community after dozens of exotic animals were released from an animal preserve by their owner, who later allegedly committed suicide.

Wolves in France blamed for killing sheep

Paris - Hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s, the grey wolf then earned endangered species protection, making a remarkable comeback with some 200 wolves colonizing in the southern regions and now inflicting costly losses on the sheep industry.

Wolves Prefer Salmon

If wolves had their preference they would rather go fishing than spend time hunting. A new study shows that salmon is a wolf's food of choice.

New York Studies Wolves' Relationship with Local Deer

Researchers are keen to know the activities of wolves in Steuben County. New York's Steuben County is a popular area for deer hunting and there are plenty of deer to tempt a wolf's appetite. But how do the feral creatures affect the deer population?

Wolves Enable Aspen Trees to Return to Yellowstone Park

A new study produced by forest researchers shows that the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park has had a positive impact on the Park's ecosystems. The aspen tree has made a comeback, for example.
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Collared wolf from the Druid pack  Yellowstone National Park.
Collared wolf from the Druid pack, Yellowstone National Park.
Doug Smith/NPS
Justin King with Gray Wolf at Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Justin King with Gray Wolf at Seacrest Wolf Preserve
A gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Gray wolves are one of the world s most widely distributed...
A gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Gray wolves are one of the world's most widely distributed mammals and the most studied large carnivore.
Jeff Burrell -Eurekalert
Some of the other wolves from Seacrest Wolf Preserve greeting a visitor.
Some of the other wolves from Seacrest Wolf Preserve greeting a visitor.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve
Jason Mamoa is the top dog in  Wolves
Jason Mamoa is the top dog in 'Wolves'
Ketchup Entertainment
He snatches another bone and hauls ass again.
He snatches another bone and hauls ass again.
Acting as if he senses the camera  he snatches an elk bone and beats a hasty retreat.
Acting as if he senses the camera, he snatches an elk bone and beats a hasty retreat.
2010 cattle predation by species
Data from NASS  2011.
2010 cattle predation by species Data from NASS, 2011.
In this final shot of the wolf  he s picked the carcass clean.
In this final shot of the wolf, he's picked the carcass clean.
A mass of fur from the juvenile elk littered the pasture.
A mass of fur from the juvenile elk littered the pasture.
Back again  the wolf appears to realize after snatching and making off with two bones  nothing is th...
Back again, the wolf appears to realize after snatching and making off with two bones, nothing is there to harm him. He settles in for awhile.
An Arctic wolf.
An Arctic wolf.
In France  a proposed National Wolf Plan aims to frighten hungry wolves away from sheep farms  back ...
In France, a proposed National Wolf Plan aims to frighten hungry wolves away from sheep farms, back into remote countrysides to hunt, kill and chow down on deer, boars and rabbits.
Patrick Bell via Wikimedia Commons