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U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list

The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times.


Dog evolved 'on the waste dump'

"This second hypothesis says that when we settled down, and in conjunction with the development of agriculture, we produced waste dumps around our settlements; and suddenly there was this new food resource, a new niche, for wolves to make use of, and the wolf that was best able to make use of it became the ancestor of the dog," explained Erik Axelsson from Uppsala University.


Tyrannosaurs ran with the wolves in dinosaur history

Tyrannosaurs ran with the wolves in dinosaur history

"Tyrannosaurs were more like wolves for most of their history," says paleontologist Stephen Brusatte of the American Museum of Natural History ...


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