North America's Rarest Wolves Are Deemed Endangered...ish

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has added the Mexican gray wolf, Canis lupus baileyi, to its list of endangered species, albeit with some odd caveats. » 1/15/15 1:40pm 1/15/15 1:40pm

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, is huge in pop culture. And this idea informs how many people understand wolf behavior. But the alpha wolf doesn't exist—at least,… » 11/28/14 1:00pm 11/28/14 1:00pm

Gorgeous Photos Show Bears and Wolves Feasting Together on a Dead Whale

When a dead whale washes ashore, it's a meaty bounty for whatever carnivores happen to find it. Researchers were surprised to find brown bears and wolves, two predators that don't usually get along, sharing a whale carcass for more than four months. And they have the photos to prove it. » 5/18/14 3:32pm 5/18/14 3:32pm

Wolves trailer looks like Cats The Musical, but with dogs and sex

You know how everyone is wondering what's going to be the new True Blood? Now we know: Wolves is the new True Blood. You will not believe how ridiculous this movie trailer is. » 2/13/14 1:29pm 2/13/14 1:29pm

Dogs that look more like puppies have an evolutionary advantage

In many ways, dogs appear and behave more like wolf puppies than wolf adults. Scientists have theorized that these "paedomorphic" features are the byproduct of selecting dogs against aggression. But a new study suggests this is no byproduct at all, but rather the result of a human preference for puppy-like facial… » 12/27/13 1:43pm 12/27/13 1:43pm

A fascinating difference between pet dogs and tame wolves

If you could raise a wolf in your home, would it grow up to be any different from a typical pet dog? In a rare experiment with tame wolves, a Hungarian scientist tried to answer this question — and the results hinted at one major difference between dogs and wolves. » 9/23/13 4:00pm 9/23/13 4:00pm

A wolf howl is the ultimate sign of respect (if you're a wolf)

Wolf howls are among the most recognizable—and, depending on one's situation, most fearsome—sounds in the wild, with their low pitch and long duration making them the perfect form of natural long-distance communication. But just why do wolves want to reach out to one another over the vast expanses of forest and tundra? » 8/25/13 5:00pm 8/25/13 5:00pm

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

Thirty wolves howling in unison will give you chills

For his birthday, Giev Fowler's girlfriend took him to Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue in Brookville, Indiana. There, with the pair standing among the sanctuary's (apparently very habituated) canids, one of the creatures started howling, which quickly "led to a symphony of howls from all 30 of the wolves." It's… » 3/26/13 7:05am 3/26/13 7:05am

Check out the latest Pacific Rim photos! Plus what might happen in a…

Matt Smith reveals the Doctor's mindset in tomorrow's Doctor Who premiere. Michael Bay patiently explains you've all been reading the wrong Ninja Turtles script. Khal Drogo's werewolf movie gets an official description. Plus Fringe and Once Upon a Time trailers! » 8/31/12 6:00am 8/31/12 6:00am

Is the Robocop reboot in trouble? Plus Chloë Sevigny is a nymphomaniac…

Fox hopes it's found its very own Hunger Games. Khal Drogo gets a new lease on life as a badass werewolf patriarch. Kick-Ass 2 gets another insane villain. There's a photo of Jamie Chung as Mulan in Once Upon a Time. And how about Space Jam 2... starring LeBron James? » 8/28/12 6:00am 8/28/12 6:00am

Koalas + Wolf Jaws = Pants-Soiling Terror

Prepare for disappointment, drop bear aficionados. The photo at left of an extremely ornery koala has been circulating around the internet recently, but it's sadly just a manipulation of Flickr uploader Oz_drdolittle's photo of a drenched koala. And if you're bummed the monster at left doesn't exist, know that reality… » 8/02/12 3:00pm 8/02/12 3:00pm

Watch a tail-wagging reunion between a woman and her wolf friends

You know how excited dogs get when their owners come home at the end of the day? Multiply that by four and turn those dogs into wolves, and you'll have an idea of the pure canine joy in this video. » 3/25/12 8:00am 3/25/12 8:00am

This baby wolf and grizzly bear cub became lifelong best friends

Animals strike up plenty of strange interspecies friendships, but this one in particular is DEFCON 1 adorable. At the Woodland Zoo in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Lil' Bear the grizzly and Tala the wolf have struck up a friendship that has lasted six years. The only thing that could make this tableau any cuter is if the… » 2/09/12 10:35am 2/09/12 10:35am

Meet "Old Gray Guy," the interloper who saved the wolves of Lake…

The wolves that live on Lake Superior's Isle Royale are completely isolated from all other wolves...or so we thought. One immigrant wolf injected some much-needed fresh genes into the mix, and we know because of the poop he left behind. » 4/03/11 2:00pm 4/03/11 2:00pm

400 hungry wolves overrun Siberian town of 1,300

Frigid temperatures in the small town of Verkhoyansk in Russia's Sakha Republic have led to the formation of an unnaturally large pack of livestock-hungry wolves. In the past four days, 30 horses have been devoured by this massive pack. Temperatures in Verkhoyansk can hit -56.2° Fahrenheit, and this particular cold… » 2/07/11 8:30am 2/07/11 8:30am