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For the first time in more than 30 years, a litter of wolf pups was born in the wild in Mexico, wildlife authorities announced last week. Credit: Associated Press The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), also known as the lobo, went extinct in the wild about three decades ago. But in recent years, breeding pairs of the species have been raised in captivity and reintroduced into the mountains of western Mexico as part of a national conservation effort. Mexican authorities have been closely watching one wolf couple released in December 2013 in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, and they suspected the female might be pregnant. The signal from her satellite collar was lost for a few days t...

Wolf Pup Has the Hiccups

Wolves can be terrifying with their howls and growls, but this wolf pup is definitely not. Nikai has the hiccups, and it is totally adorable. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Ducks Create Weirdest Stampede Ever World Cup: Baby Elephants Have Their Own Soccer Game Alaskan Brown Bear Stops by Campsite...

Wolves and dogs can communicate using their eyes alone, suggests a new study in the journal PLoS ONE. Credit: Getty Creative The color of the face around the eye, the eye's shape and the color and shape of both the iris and the pupil are all part of the elaborate eye-based communication system, according to the research, which could apply to humans as well. Sayoko Ueda of the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Kyoto University led the study, which compared these characteristics of the face and eyes among 25 different types of canines. RELATED: The Earliest Dogs The researchers identified three basic patterns: A-type: Both pupil position in the eye outline and eye position in the face ar...

It took a bit longer than three years and covered thousands of miles, but a celebrity gray wolf in Oregon known as OR-7 finally seems to have found a mate, in a story that really needs a Huey Lewis pop song for its soundtrack. OR-7 wolf. Credit: Associated Press When cameras in the state's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest caught sight of a female wolf in the same area where OR-7 was known to be living, Oregon wildlife officials concluded it was a good bet that the female and OR-7 had mated. And, what's more, they added, it's just as good a bet that the busy couple are raising new pups. RELATED: Do Any Animals Really Mate For Life? Wildlife authorities have been tracking OR-7 -- via ...

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