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Where did Norwegian wolves originate — and are they hybrids?

A new look at the genetics of wolves in Norway is in the works. An initial look to establish where the controversial animals have come from hasn’t provided a definitive answer.

Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

New research shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns.

Researchers don’t really know what prevents predator attacks

A review of a host of research papers has failed to find any scientific proof that electric fences are protecting sheep against large predators.

Brown bears vie with wolves for food

When a brown bear crawls out of its den in March it has an intense need for meat. This makes it a direct competitor with wolves, find researchers in several countries.

Wolves help support forest scavengers

Scavengers such as foxes, ravens and golden eagles get more year-round access to food supplies in wolf territories than in forests devoid of wolves.