Sunday, 14 October 2012

Healthy Mom With Lots of Help Key to Thriving Brood, Wolf Study Shows


ScienceDaily (Oct. 9, 2012) — What does it take to raise successful, self-sufficient offspring? A healthy mom with lots of in-house help, says Utah State University researcher Dan MacNulty. While this advice may benefit humans, a recent study by MacNulty and colleagues actually focuses on another group of large, social mammals -- namely, wolves.
"Using 14 years of data from the long-term study of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, we examined a number of key traits that allow wolves to overcome environmental stress," says MacNulty, assistant professor in USU's Quinney College of Natural Resources. "We discovered mother wolves' body weight and pack size play a crucial role in enabling pups to survive and thrive from birth to young adulthood."
Continued:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121009093025.htm

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