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A couple of hours after being immobilized for collaring, Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, appears to have fully recovered. He returns to his pack mates and demonstrates dominance behavior over a younger male wolf. Note that Brutus has a stiff, aggressive stance and upright tail, whil...
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Brutus Dominance Behavior After Capture
A couple of hours after being immobilized for collaring, Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, appears to have fully recovered. He returns to his pack mates and demonstrates dominance behavior over a younger male wolf. Note that Brutus has a stiff, aggressive stance and upright tail, whil...
Location: USA
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Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, separates from his pack mates and appears to be heading back to the den. He stops at the head of the fiord and howls for 2-3 minutes. The scientists track his progress with binoculars past the river where they cannot go. They suspect that his mate has...
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Brutus Howling
Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, separates from his pack mates and appears to be heading back to the den. He stops at the head of the fiord and howls for 2-3 minutes. The scientists track his progress with binoculars past the river where they cannot go. They suspect that his mate has...
Location: USA
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Scientists examine the teeth of Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, for patterns of wear that indicate age. The front incisors are worn without their lateral cusps present. The canines show some wear and are becoming rounded and stained but still maintain most of their length. One canin...
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Brutus' Teeth
Scientists examine the teeth of Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, for patterns of wear that indicate age. The front incisors are worn without their lateral cusps present. The canines show some wear and are becoming rounded and stained but still maintain most of their length. One canin...
Location: USA
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Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, is chemically immobilized, measured, ear-tagged, and fitted with a radio collar near the Eureka airstrip on Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic, Nunavut, Canada. This radio collar will obtain two GPS (Global Positioning System) locations a day for 2 y...
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Dave Mech with Brutus
Brutus, a wolf being studied by USGS scientists, is chemically immobilized, measured, ear-tagged, and fitted with a radio collar near the Eureka airstrip on Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic, Nunavut, Canada. This radio collar will obtain two GPS (Global Positioning System) locations a day for 2 y...
Location: USA
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Late in the evening, two wolves make use of the trail that leads to the head of the fiord. Studying wolves in the High Arctic allows scientists to follow the wolves during their travels, assuming the scientists can keep up. All-terrain vehicles are needed, and the 24-hour daylight at this time of ye...
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Dave Mech Following Wolves
Late in the evening, two wolves make use of the trail that leads to the head of the fiord. Studying wolves in the High Arctic allows scientists to follow the wolves during their travels, assuming the scientists can keep up. All-terrain vehicles are needed, and the 24-hour daylight at this time of ye...
Location: USA
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Brutus, a radio-tagged wolf being studied by USGS scientists, is a member of a pack of at least 12 adults and an unknown number of pups....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf
Brutus, a radio-tagged wolf being studied by USGS scientists, is a member of a pack of at least 12 adults and an unknown number of pups....
Location: USA
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A mother wolf carries an errant pup back to their den....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf
A mother wolf carries an errant pup back to their den....
Location: USA
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USGS biologist Dave Mech has spent more than 20 summers studying Arctic wolves on Ellesmere Island, where they are unafraid of humans and can be observed at close range....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf
USGS biologist Dave Mech has spent more than 20 summers studying Arctic wolves on Ellesmere Island, where they are unafraid of humans and can be observed at close range....
Location: USA
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Muskoxen are the main prey of wolves on Ellesmere Island....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf
Muskoxen are the main prey of wolves on Ellesmere Island....
Location: Canada
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The Ellesmere Island study area is 600 miles from the North Pole....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf Map
The Ellesmere Island study area is 600 miles from the North Pole....
Location: Canada
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Ellesmere Island, where the wolf, Brutus, was radio-tagged, is in the northernmost area of Canada about 1,200 miles northeast of Alaska....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf Map
Ellesmere Island, where the wolf, Brutus, was radio-tagged, is in the northernmost area of Canada about 1,200 miles northeast of Alaska....
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A closeup of the Fosheim Peninsula on central Ellesmere Island where the wolf, Brutus, was radio-tagged....
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Brutus the North Pole Wolf Map
A closeup of the Fosheim Peninsula on central Ellesmere Island where the wolf, Brutus, was radio-tagged....
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