Painted Wolves

Could painted wolves have "domesticated" themselves like humans and bonobo chimps did? Their fur patterns are far more like what is seen in some domesticated dogs, rather than what other wild canids have, they're also far more social than other canids, similar to how bonobos are more social than chimps, or how humans were more social than our neanderthal cousins

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Remember that time a lady dropped her toddler into a zoo exhibit and they started eating him while he was still alive?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Free meals a free meal. Don't hold your infant over the barrier of the aggressive pack hunter if you don't want a dead child

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Skill issue ngl

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't that just the hyena's moronic cousin? Better to just domesticate em instead.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Hyenas are tall moronic mongooses larping as canids
      African wild dogs are actual canids

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I refute your claim.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I refute your claim.

      Not even close. Hyenas are Feliformia, not Canidae.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        This is why taxonomy is a fake and gay pseudoscience. How can any logical person look at a hyena and not immediately identify it as being closely related to dogs.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Genetic testing.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    wtf is a painted wolf, its called a painted dog

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Actually it's called an African wild dog or Cape hunting dog. It was always called one of those, frick this "painted" rebranding to give it a less "racist" name, or whatever the thought process is here.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >frick this "painted" rebranding to give it a less "racist" name, or whatever the thought process is here.
        Are you moronic. They call it painted, because look like they are dipped in paint. It's literal scientific name "Lycaon Pictus" translates to "Painted Wolf".

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >They call it painted, because look like they are dipped in paint.
          Except that's how the animal has always looked, and yet it's only been commonly called that starting very recently.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Again. It's scientific name translates to painted wolf in latin.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        painted is a way better name anyway its more descriptive

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I assumed part of the intent was to stop calling them dogs. “Wild” feral dogs are a big problem that you don’t want people to associate with the endangered animal that doesn’t even breed with dogs. Better to call them something that shitty translations won’t confuse with the animal people want and are encouraged to kill on sight.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Feral dogs are functionally the same. there's just way more of them closer to people, and africants don't into rabies vaccines, fences, leashes, or picking up trash.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's too good an idea to have not been tried, right? Distinctive coats, expressive faces and nature. Hell, now I kinda want one.

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