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by La Striata
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 7958

Re: Dinosaurs

I have to say my favourite dinosaurs are probably Raptors, especially the Utahraptor. (My avvie <33) I sometimes find it annoying when I rewatch the Jurassic Park series because there are so many mistakes, the one that bugs me most is the size of the Velociraptors; in reality they're not that big. ...
by La Striata
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf shot in Dordogne, France
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Wolf shot in Dordogne, France

Yeah it is sad, but the wolf had it sort of coming if it decided to go hunt some lifestock. Even if it was starving. I guess being a starving wolf that would be one of it's few chances to survive, but knowing humans will defend their lifestock we know this will sure happen. Also, call me a noob, bu...
by La Striata
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 63
Views: 21709

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

Horse Movies... Most horse movies be little how difficult it is to earn a feral horses trust, the relationship takes a lot of work and time to get there. Nonetheless it can be done. I'd like to add that contrary to what's often written in romanticised depictions of medieval warfare, horses also don...
by La Striata
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan
Replies: 11
Views: 2312

Re: Cougar kills wolf on camera near Lake Cowichan

Wolfqueen2301 wrote:I think that is just tragic! I am a wolf lover and I just wouldn`t believe that that guy/gal would do that! That is just disappointing! :x
What are you talking about?
by La Striata
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 63
Views: 21709

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

- The ostrich is the biggest modern bird (it actually was the elephant bird, which went extinct relatively recently and was the size of a young T. rex ). - Cheetahs live exclusively in Africa (there are cheetahs in Iran too). - All non-human great apes are knuckle walkers (orangutans actually walk o...
by La Striata
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Other Canids
Topic: African and Eurasian golden jackals are separate species
Replies: 2
Views: 5352

Re: African and Eurasian golden jackals are separate species

(Not sure why the hyperlink to the study is acting up. Might want to disable parsing for URLs.) Interesting! Thanks for posting this. Looks like I have go to revise my edit in the FAQ thread now. So, it doesn't make the cut as a "wolf" now, does it? The African golden wolf is closer to the grey wol...
by La Striata
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Canids
Topic: African and Eurasian golden jackals are separate species
Replies: 2
Views: 5352

African and Eurasian golden jackals are separate species

African golden jackals are actually golden wolves Look at the long, slender snout and small body of an African golden jackal, and you’d be forgiven if you confused it with the golden jackal of Eurasia. Even researchers have long considered them members of the same species, canis aureus. But a new s...
by La Striata
Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Packs
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: Packs

When male pups grow old enough to mate are they expected to leave the pack or the alpha male will kill them- kind of like a lion pride? Or are they still welcome to stay in the pack? :?: Don't use lions as an analogy. Wolf society is basically the same as that of other wild dogs. The only real diff...
by La Striata
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals? De-Extinction Debate
Replies: 38
Views: 5832

Re: Should We Bring Back Extinct Animals? De-Extinction Deba

I'm really surprised no one has mentioned cloning the elephant bird of Madagascar (a flightless, three metre tall cousin of the kiwi), which was wiped out around 400 years ago. I would endorse its cloning, even if the only way to keep it alive would be to have it forever in captivity (the same thing...
by La Striata
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: New feathered dinosaur found
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: New feathered dinosaur found

Winged dinosaurs are also my favorite, but sadly they died out hundreds of year ago and are now extinct . I wish I could see one if these amazing new species in person but sadly i cant. Thanks for posting this though! Technically, birds are surviving dinosaurs. If you mean "non-avian" dinosaurs, th...
by La Striata
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: New feathered dinosaur found
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

New feathered dinosaur found

Zhenyuanlong suni: biggest ever winged dinosaur is found in China Beautifully preserved skeleton fossil discovered of raptor two metres long with impressive plumage that lived 125m years ago in northeastern China An ancient feathered creature dug up in northeastern China is the largest winged dinos...
by La Striata
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 63
Views: 21709

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

It's possible for feathers to evolve into reptilian scales. That's seriously what people unable to accept that Velociraptor had feathers seem to think. Its predecessors (like Microraptor ) were unambiguously feathered, and there is no evidence whatsoever of any feathered organism reverting to reptil...
by La Striata
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: How reintroducing wolves helped save Yellowstone
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: How reintroducing wolves helped save Yellowstone

David Mech's comments on this: Wolves will save the world For decades, ecologists have been interested in the idea of "trophic cascades" -- the idea that the influence of a predator at the top of the food chain has significant repercussions all the way through the plant and animal communities. To ec...
by La Striata
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Most irritating animal misconceptions
Replies: 63
Views: 21709

Re: Most irritating animal misconceptions

- Spotted hyenas are stupid, clumsy animals (they're actually smarter than wolves and agile enough to avoid the paw swipes of a lion).

- Chimps are cute hobbit-like creatures (the adults are actually huge, and strong enough to tear a person's arm off)
by La Striata
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Would You Want to be a Real Wolf?
Replies: 861
Views: 40961

Re: Would You Want to be a Real Wolf?

Okay, here's my take which I think should demonstrate why being a wolf would be incredibly uncomfortable; You would have poor colour vision, thus be unable to appreciate the beauty of the world around you. Conversely, your sense of smell and hearing would be much improved, yet the sheer amount of st...

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