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German Shepherd Dog
Despite an outward appearance slightly resembling a wolf, the German shepherd dog is a fairly recently developed breed and, contrary to namve beliefs, it is no more closely related to the wolf than any other breed of dog. The breed is the result of a conscious effort to produce the ideal shepherd, capable of herding and guarding its flocks. Perhaps never in the history of any breed has such concerted effort been put into improving a dog, mostly due to the formation in 1899 of the Verein fur Deutsche Scharferhunde SV, an organization devoted to overseeing the breeding of the German shepherd.
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Gray Wolf
The largest canid in the world, the gray wolf spends most of its life in packs, usually of five to ten individuals, that are led by the so-called alpha pair, the only male and female in the pack to breed. Occasionally the wolf hunts and forages alone. However, when preying on large animals such as moose and deer, it will hunt with the pack, using a variety of strategies, such as pushing its prey toward a rendez-vous point where other pack members wait in ambush. The wolf uses a haunting howl to keep the pack together. High-ranking adults also communicate by scent-marking with u...
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Location: Foxes & Wolves
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Canidae
Resembling a German shepherd dog, the wolf measures 4 1/2 to 6 feet long, including its tail. It stands 26 to 34 inches at the shoulder, and weighs 70 to 110 pounds. Females are generally five to 10 pounds lighter than males. Its coloring ranges from white to black with combinations of gold, tan, brown and rust (a single litter can contain many colors). The wolf's canine teeth may be 2 inches long. The species of gray wolf common today has existed for over 100,000 years.
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Location: Foxes & Wolves
Giant Otter / Brazilian Otter / River Wolf (Pteronura brasiliensis)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Mustelidae
Giant otters can grow up to 6 feet long, with males usually longer than females. Male otters weigh between 217 and 267 pounds, and females average 184 to 217 pounds. The giant otter has a round head with small, low-set ears. It has large eyes; short, thick legs; a flattened tail; and large webbed feet equipped with strong claws. Its thick, water-repellent coat is a very dark burnt umber, with pale markings on the throat.
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Location: Water Life


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