Wolf News from Sweden and British Television

Wolves starred in the first episode of my human parallel Chris Packham‘s Inside the Animal Mind. This made for a great greenygrey wolf and human cover photo to advertise the nature documentary.

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Wolf and Dog Differences

The documentary showed that although wolves and dogs are essentially the same, they have evolved very different sensory styles because wolves remained wild while dogs were domesticated by humanity.

Wolves rely very heavily on smelling, which is very acute, while dogs use more of their other senses, such as sight for responding to human directions.

Sweden Cancels Wolf Hunt

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, with a round-up of the greenygrey-related animal news in the human  world. 

First of all, I’d like to thank the Swedish and Norwegian governments and people for preserving their wild wolf packs.

The Swedish government stopped a wolf cull this month.

Animal Worlds

In another new nature documentary, Hidden Kingdoms reminded me of Marc Latham’s ant theory, with small animals shown living just as eventful lives as bigger mammals in the world humans and wolves see and smell. 

The grasshopper mouse featured in the first episode was like a little wolf, even howling to communicate and mark its territory.

The mouse also shares the wolf’s tenacity, fighting species much bigger than it, helped by evolving immunity from scorpion and snake venom.

Nepal Mastiff Dog Mountain Photos

There was also some great greenygrey scenery on Marc Latham’s travel25years blog, with a mastiff dog and other animals enjoying a sleepy existence high up in the Himalayas.

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There’s also a lot of hard work going on around there though, and it’s a tough place to live, as shown in other photos on the t25y site.

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