The Canid Quartet: Behavior of Wolves, Foxes, Coyotes, & Dogs
Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017
Join us and deepen your understanding of canid behavior! Spend three whole days immersed in comparative behavior of related canids. Come learn about our canid ambassadors up close and personal. Staff will chaperon participants in with some of our foxes and wolves for several visits (situation permitting). Learn about the similarities and differences between wolves, coyotes, dogs and their more distant relations foxes.
How do their similarities and differences help them survive? Do they all talk the same language? How do these North American canids make a living? How do they cope with humans: can they live alongside us or must they avoid us? Does our presence in their habit threaten or help them? How can what we learn about their behavior help us live with them? Come to Wolf Park to find out the answers!
Sampling of Topics:
- Jobs and addresses location is everything (comparative canid ecology)
- Language! Comparative social signaling
- Be vewy vewy quiet I am hunting (predatory strategies)
- The humans are coming- run away!– (or not!):wild canids and humans
- Being Wile E.: Coyotes from cartoon to reality!
- Fantastic foxes: cat-like canid behavior
Interact with the canids, listen to the Wolf Park staff share what they have learned, pick the staff’s brains, eat Chris’ amazing food. Lifelong learning and fun intersect at Wolf Park! Anyone interested in meeting wolves and understanding them better will enjoy learning all about these amazing canids! Wolves are the ancestor of dogs and we can learn a lot about canid behavior from wolves and there cousins. As you learn about wolves, foxes, and coyotes you will also learn what are the true differences and similarities between dogs and their wild relatives.
Seminars include three full days of activities. Breakfast, lunch and Friday’s dinner are provided.
Participants must be over 18 years of age in order to enter the enclosure with the wolves.
Wolf Park reserves the right to cancel a seminar if there are fewer than 5 participants registered as of 30 days before the start of the seminar. In the case of cancellation, we will refund registration fees in full, or the participant can choose to transfer into a different seminar.
All seminar purchases are final. In the event that a participant is unable to attend their seminar, and notifies Wolf Park 24 hours in advance, they will receive credit towards a different seminar up to one year after the seminar they originally enrolled in.
Understand that participating in a seminar does not imbue anyone with authority to speak on behalf of Wolf Park.