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Repost @pacificwild  "Thi

Repost @pacificwild "This is a genetically distinct coastal wolf with a chum salmon. For the wolves, such a diet is good economics. Did you know that wolves often sever just the head of salmon? For a dedicated carnivore, eating the most nutritious part of a fish rich in high doses of omega-3 fatty acids makes the most sense. Many people mistakenly attribute the leftover remains of salmon carcasses to bears. But bears lack the finesse and precision of wolves and do not sever just the head. What bears and wolves do have in common when devouring salmon though, is that most salmon both species catch, have at least partially spawned. Killing partially spawned males allow others to successfully compete to fertilize the eggs deposited by the female salmon, leading, in theory, to an increase in genetic diversity in offspring. Chalk up another ecosystem service to the wolves. Lets make one of our 2017 resolutions to be more like the wolves: invoke good economics and sound decision making. Photo by @iantmcallister . . . . . @wolfconservationcenter #ecosystem #conservation #greatbearrainforest #salmon @pacificsalmonfoundation #saveBCwolves #seawolves #seawolf #stopthewolfhunt #stopthewolfcull #wolf #wolves #greatbearsea #nature #explorebc #explorecanada #waronwolves #standforwolves #wildlife #aaev #wolfawareness #timberwolfalliance"

"Killing with the Best Me

"Killing with the Best Medicine" 16"x20" Acrylic on canvas -ATTENTION- I will be giving away a special 1 of 1 signed print of this SatinWolf original to a lucky winner at the next @thatneonshow Comedy show so stay tuned for more details!!! #art #satinwolf #artwork #artist #artcollector #artbuyers #laughter #standup #comedy #thatneonshow #canvaspainting #acrylicpainting #raffle #wolf #animals #prey #killingit #comedian #delirious #leather #classic #share #tellafriend #newartist #newmaterial #painting #artistsoninstagram

Wolf Wednesday! Check out

Wolf Wednesday! Check out these absolutely stunning prints I got in the mail today from Mate Jako @entennstudio Thank you so much, Mate! Can't wait to put them up! #wolf #wolfart

Panda design for tomorrow

Panda design for tomorrow @supremecremeaustralia @blvckmvrketcollective I'll be away from the 30th of Sep - 23rd of Oct If your interested in any black and grey realism/neorealism, portraits or neotraditional tattoos please send me an email (bookings require a $250min deposit) #blvckmvrketcollective #eddyyardleytattoos #neotrad #newtraditional #neotraditional #neotraditionaltattoo #neotradsub #neotradsub #realism #realistictattoo #tattoos #artist #bng #bngtattoos #bnginksociety #skinartmag #wolf #wolftattoo #dotwork #dotworktattoo

An extract on #wolf

The gray wolf is the second most specialised member of the genus Canis, after the Ethiopian wolf, as demonstrated by its morphological adaptations to hunting large prey, its more gregarious nature, and its highly advanced expressive behavior. It is nonetheless closely related enough to smaller Canis species, such as the eastern wolf, coyote, and golden jackal, to produce fertile hybrids. It is the only species of Canis to have a range encompassing both the Old and New Worlds, and originated in Eurasia during the Pleistocene, colonizing North America on at least three separate occasions during the Rancholabrean. It is a social animal, travelling in nuclear families consisting of a mated pair, accompanied by the pair's adult offspring. The gray wolf is typically an apex predator throughout its range, with only humans and tigers posing a serious threat to it. It feeds primarily on large ungulates, though it also eats smaller animals, livestock, carrion, and garbage. The gray wolf is one of the world's best-known and most-researched animals, with probably more books written about it than any other wildlife species. It has a long history of association with humans, having been despised and hunted in most pastoral communities because of its attacks on livestock, while conversely being respected in some agrarian and hunter-gatherer societies. Although the fear of wolves is pervasive in many human societies, the majority of recorded attacks on people have been attributed to animals suffering from rabies. Non-rabid wolves have attacked and killed people, mainly children, but this is rare, as wolves are relatively few, live away from people, and have developed a fear of humans from hunters and shepherds.

The English 'wolf' stems from the Old English wulf, which is itself thought to be derived from the Proto-Germanic *wulfaz. The Latin lupus is a Sabine loanword. Both derive from the Proto-Indo-European root *wlqwos/*lukwos.

The species Canis lupus was first recorded by Carl Linnaeus in his publication Systema Naturae in 1758, with the Latin classification translating into the English words "dog wolf". The thirty-seven subspecies of Canis lupus are listed under the designated common name of "wolf" in Mammal Species of the World third edition that was published in 2005. The nominate subspecies is the Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus), also known as the common wolf. The subspecies includes the domestic dog, dingo, eastern wolf and red wolf, but lists C. l. italicus and C. l. communis as synonyms of C. l. lupus. However, the classification of several as either species or subspecies has recently been challenged.