Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Salmon or Deer? Wolves prefer the fish.

After four years of study, a University of Victoria and Raincoast Conservation Foundation study found wolves prefer salmon over deer for dinner, reports New Scientist.

Yes, wolves can catch salmon.

Scientists reached their conclusion when they found wolves hunting salmon during the autumn months (when the rivers are teaming with them), even though "deer is readily available."

From a nutrition standpoint, the wolves' taste makes sense. According to the New Scientist write up, "salmon is rich in fat compared to deer, containing four times the amount of caloric energy per bite."

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