Why everything you know about wolf packs is wrong

The alpha wolf is a figure that looms large in our imagination. The notion of a supreme pack leader who fought his way to dominance and reigns superior to the other wolves in his pack informs both our fiction and is how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least not in the wild. » 5/12/13 7:00am 5/12/13 7:00am

Falcon feeds a dog, and proves that predators make adorable friends

This beautiful falcon has decided to cross species lines and share a snack with its dog companion. I love how the dog waits humbly under the falcon's perch for table scraps. The falcon carefully pulls bits of meat off the bones of the animal its eating, then tosses them to the dog. This falcon is clearly a pet (you… » 12/18/12 9:52am 12/18/12 9:52am