Domestication goes on

In my lifetime, I’ve seen African pygmy hedgehogs for sale as exotic pets. I now see them bred in fancy color varieties. We’ve bred so many interesting and often strange forms of domestic animals, but now we’re breeding hedgehogs like … Continue reading

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The problem with using modern wolves in dog domestication studies

Gordon Buchanan with a wild arctic wolf on Ellsmere. Photo by the BBC. For really long time, the mystery of human bipedalism vexed us. Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees and the bonobos, are all knuckle-walking apes, and there was an … Continue reading

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