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First wolf pack found in California in nearly a century

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A gray wolf pack has established itself in Northern California, state wildlife officials confirmed on Thursday, the first family of wolves known in the state in nearly 100 years.  Read more …

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-ln-california-wolf-pack-08132015-story.html

Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years

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Golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are actually two distantly related species—and one is a new species of wolf, a new study shows.

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NC State study finds coyotes help limit carnage from cats

North Carolina coyote

North Carolina coyote

Cats and birds are animals fiercely protected by animal lovers, while coyotes have had a more troubled history with people. But a new study shows that coyotes may be playing an important role in keeping cats and birds apart.

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Urban Alligator - Conservation Magazine

Where Does the Wild End and the City Begin?

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Urban Alligator – Conservation Magazine

Where does the wild end and the city begin? A great article that was recently published in Conservation Magazine by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/12/close-quarters/

It sounds like an urban myth, but it isn’t. One day a lost coyote wandered into downtown Seattle. It was promptly discovered by a group of crows, who hate coyotes for their habit of preying on crow fledglings. The crows began to chase and dive-bomb the coyote, who, increasingly confused and disoriented, attempted to escape his tormentors by scampering, no one quite knows how, through the front doors of the Federal Building. Read more by clicking on the link.