Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fact of the Day: Dire Wolf

Many thousands of years ago, the dire wolf lived in both North America and South America. It was larger than the Gray Wolf, and stronger as well. However about 10,000 years ago, many of larger animals that were its prey died out. They co-existed with other wolves, like the gray wolf, but were much slower. Their slow speed might have led to their extinction as they weren't as fast to catch smaller animals. 

16 comments:

Christine said...

First I'm hearing of these...interesting.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting to know that, records and research from long ago.

Moscow Blogger said...

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Bob Bushell said...

It was probably due to man, always is.

Emmylou said...

LOLZ....I thought this post is about GoT for a second:D

Pat Hatt said...

They got too greedy and munched on all the big animals. Or man probably screwed it up

The Happy Whisk said...

Now we have suburban wolves/coyote combo deals. Nature finds a way. Love that.

stephen Hayes said...

Nature doesn't play favorites.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

The strong don't always survive

Fundy Blue said...

Lots of bad things happened about 10,000 years ago! Big climate changes, the arrival of human hunters in the Americas, the Clovis point, to name a few. But, you might be spot on ~ maybe the dire wolf was like big linebackers who can't run too fast! Have a happy day, Adam!

DEZMOND said...

good thing for the smaller animals!

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never heard of them before.

Dascha said...

Funny and interesting!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

That's too bad. Wolves are so beautiful!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Okay - so you might say, they were in dire need of food..no?

Kay said...

Very interesting! I've never heard of them either.