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(BBC)   World's rarest dog at risk of extinction. Your dog wants a stake at life   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 13
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2012-10-27 12:44:02 AM  
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crypticsatellite: Wolves are not dogs.


Actually, dogs and wolves are the same genus and species, canis lupus. Dogs have recently been redesignated as the subspecies C. lupus familiaris.

Probably what's going to happen with these animals is the same thing that happened with the Florida panther a few years back: After numerous attempts to save the subspecies, researchers had to give up and save the ecosystem predator instead and bring in the related Felis concolor to strengthen the gene pool, losing the subspecies. The same thing will likely happen here: They'll have to bring in the nearest related subspecies and lose the unique Ethiopian wolf to preserve the local predator. Or else allow it to become extinct in favor of whatever other local canid is dominant.

It happens.
2012-10-27 01:00:31 AM  
2 votes:

simplicimus: Somebody cross bred Hyenas with dogs, in order to produce a species of dog with even more sensitive smell capabilities.


Are you sure it was a hyena and not an African Wild Dog? Hyenas are about as closely related to dogs as tigers are.
2012-10-27 12:51:27 AM  
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: The same thing will likely happen here: They'll have to bring in the nearest related subspecies and lose the unique Ethiopian wolf to preserve the local predator. Or else allow it to become extinct in favor of whatever other local canid is dominant.


There is no other wolf species in Africa. Once they're gone , they're gone. And there's no hyena or hunting dog that's going to climb that high.
2012-10-26 09:43:42 PM  
2 votes:
Strange looking wolf. Still not good news.
/fan of canids
2012-10-27 01:30:18 AM  
1 votes:

thursdaypostal: simplicimus: Somebody cross bred Hyenas with dogs, in order to produce a species of dog with even more sensitive smell capabilities.

Are you sure it was a hyena and not an African Wild Dog? Hyenas are about as closely related to dogs as tigers are.


It was neither, it was Jackals http://retrieverman.net/2010/04/21/sulimov-dogs-at-work/
2012-10-27 12:55:52 AM  
1 votes:
it's a dog eat dog cliche, i guess

they sound way overspecialized, I'm afraid. what are the odds that one inbred male dropped amongst a bunch of other inbreds on a different mountain won't get unkind stares of the 'ya'll ain't from 'round here' sort and then killed?
2012-10-27 12:53:24 AM  
1 votes:

whatshisname: Gyrfalcon: The same thing will likely happen here: They'll have to bring in the nearest related subspecies and lose the unique Ethiopian wolf to preserve the local predator. Or else allow it to become extinct in favor of whatever other local canid is dominant.

There is no other wolf species in Africa. Once they're gone , they're gone. And there's no hyena or hunting dog that's going to climb that high.


GS the cape wolf - some interesting reading.
2012-10-27 12:21:04 AM  
1 votes:
Looks like they've had a shiatty decade.

Race to save world's rarest wolf 10 NOVEMBER 2008, SCI/TECH
Vaccine hopes for Ethiopian wolf 11 OCTOBER 2006, SCI/TECH
Rabies ravages rare wolves 27 NOVEMBER 2003, SCI/TECH
2012-10-27 12:20:25 AM  
1 votes:

UsikFark: Africa has the nastiest snakes in the world


Up where this wolf lives - no snakes. Weird-ass gelada baboons with James Brown hairdos, but no snakes.
2012-10-27 12:18:10 AM  
1 votes:
Hey it's the Space Coyote..

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2012-10-26 11:56:26 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: Wolves are not dogs.


crypticsatellite: Wolves are not dogs.


However, unlike Farkers of the same species, wolves and dogs can easily breed.
2012-10-26 11:54:16 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: Wolves are not dogs.


I think the classification changed, and canis familiaris went away., so they're all canis.
2012-10-26 11:52:09 PM  
1 votes:

crypticsatellite: Wolves are not dogs.


Your wolf wants steak?
 
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