naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;
Phrases like “alpha” and “omega” are totally outdated and were based on false research of captive wolf packs. Wolf packs are families, with the parents naturally taking the place at the top and their offspring following their parent’s guidance. There is no such thing as alphas and omegas in natural wolf packs. 
True red wolves are already long extinct. The few remaining red wolves hybridized with coyotes in the early 20th Century as coyotes extended their range eastward. The most extensive mtDNA testing ever done on a species showed that the animals called red wolves today are 76% coyote. 
Hybridization is NOT a threat to red wolves as they are already primarily coyotes. The damage is done. Hybridization also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the population of a species becomes so low it is no longer viable, cross-breeding with a similar species helps the few remaining animals to survive and introduces vital genetic diversity. These coywolves still fill the same niche as the red wolf did, so it’s time the USFWS accepts that red wolves are not and will never be pure. The myth that red wolves need to be protected from breeding with coyotes has lead to thousands of coyotes being needlessly killed. There is a good reason why “red wolves” are so keen to breed with coyotes and it’s not our place to try and stop it. 
The hunting question fails to mention the benefits that hunting wolves can have. Keeping numbers stable through hunting helps to prevent disease and human conflict, and can even help to boost numbers. Yes, that’s right, hunting can make wolf numbers increase! Hunting also gives wolves a value where they would otherwise be seen as pests and illegally killed. Controlled, legal killing has huge benefits for both wolves and people, and even wolf expert David Mech says that wolves need to be hunted. 
The whole Yellowstone issue has been vastly oversimplified and wolves have not necessarily had the impact that people think they have. 

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

naturepunk:

howtoskinatiger:

mothernaturenetwork:

Wolves have been intertwined with humans since time immemorial. How much do you know about this important animal? Take the quiz.

Sorry but a lot of these questions were wrong and gave false information;

  • Phrases like “alpha” and “omega” are totally outdated and were based on false research of captive wolf packs. Wolf packs are families, with the parents naturally taking the place at the top and their offspring following their parent’s guidance. There is no such thing as alphas and omegas in natural wolf packs. 
  • True red wolves are already long extinct. The few remaining red wolves hybridized with coyotes in the early 20th Century as coyotes extended their range eastward. The most extensive mtDNA testing ever done on a species showed that the animals called red wolves today are 76% coyote. 
  • Hybridization is NOT a threat to red wolves as they are already primarily coyotes. The damage is done. Hybridization also isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When the population of a species becomes so low it is no longer viable, cross-breeding with a similar species helps the few remaining animals to survive and introduces vital genetic diversity. These coywolves still fill the same niche as the red wolf did, so it’s time the USFWS accepts that red wolves are not and will never be pure. The myth that red wolves need to be protected from breeding with coyotes has lead to thousands of coyotes being needlessly killed. There is a good reason why “red wolves” are so keen to breed with coyotes and it’s not our place to try and stop it. 
  • The hunting question fails to mention the benefits that hunting wolves can have. Keeping numbers stable through hunting helps to prevent disease and human conflict, and can even help to boost numbers. Yes, that’s right, hunting can make wolf numbers increase! Hunting also gives wolves a value where they would otherwise be seen as pests and illegally killed. Controlled, legal killing has huge benefits for both wolves and people, and even wolf expert David Mech says that wolves need to be hunted. 
  • The whole Yellowstone issue has been vastly oversimplified and wolves have not necessarily had the impact that people think they have. 

THANK YOU. I was reading some of these questions and literally cringing at the supposed answers. They’re rife with misinformation, and I’m starting to realize that the whole, “wolves operate on a alpha/omega social hierarchy!” is actually becoming a legitimate pet peeve of mine. I have a mild rage now whenever I see mention of it, and automatically discredit any ‘expert’ who still abides by the belief that this is how wolf packs work in the wild. 

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I hope that people out there now can associate being transgender with being accomplished, being successful and achieving your dreams

I hope that people out there now can associate being transgender with being accomplished, being successful and achieving your dreams

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Women are sharing their comebacks to instances of everyday sexism

dingdongno:

and it’s amazing

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n-e-v-e-r-r-e-g-r-e-t:

flameddevil:

this gotta be the best comment in a youtube video ever. 

someone give this person a medal omg 

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tigertaill:

thespacegoat:

bryceckrispies:

thespacegoat:

what is snoop dogg even doing with his life

uhm excuse u bitch, u mean snoop LIONimage

no he went back to snoop dogg after realizing he hated being rastafarian because his hat was itchy

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Snoop dog is me tbh

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damianmcgintleman:

"you’re too young to determine your sexuality" said no one to the heterosexual teenager

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stacksbreadup:

This deadass the funniest tweet ever.

stacksbreadup:

This deadass the funniest tweet ever.

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