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Everyday matters from the life among dogs and wolves

Anectotes from the daily life among dogs and wolves: our students, trainees and collaborators cover the newest ongoings at the WSC.

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  • My first week at the Wolf Science Center

    (21.01.2016, Camille Basin)

    As soon as I knew that I had to complete a 5-month internship to validate my Master's degree, I directly asked the Wolf Science Center. Wolves have fascinated me for many years and it was a real opportunity for me to finally concretize my dream. After a long trip through snowy Germany, I finally arrived at the center on January 4th, 2016. I felt very welcomed by everybody: other students, trainers and my supervisors. All of them helped me learn the names of all the animals or described me their characters or even told me some funny anecdotes.

  • Winter Wonderland

    (12.01.2016, Anna Griebler)

    At the beginning of January, I came back to the WSC after a long break due to injury. At first I was quite scared how the animals would react to me and if they would accept me still. Like every morning I started with the Animal Care and quickly realized that nothing had changed.

  • New year at the WSC

    (05.01.2016, Noémie Despraz)

    After a week of holidays in Switzerland for Christmas, I came back to the WSC on the 28th of December. The atmosphere in the park is entirely different to what I am used to. Apart for the occasional howls of the wolves and the dogs, everything is quiet. Nothing is happening. When I walk in the park, all of the animals are looking at me, waiting, hoping that I am coming to do something with them. This stillness is apparently boring for the animals, as they are used to participate in many activities on a daily basis.

  • Happy New Year 2016!

    (29.12.2015, Lena Schaidl)

    This year is coming to an end and so it is time to draw a balance – to review the past year and settle for the next year.

     

  • Research through the fog

    (22.12.2015, Inga Kostelnik)

    During the last four months I work at the WSC I have collected data for my master thesis in the most diverse weather conditions. Either on burning-hot days with 40 degrees Celsius, comfortable cool days with deep morning and evening fog, rain and autumn storms or beautiful winter's days at -5 degrees. All this represents an important part of my internship: working outside and experiencing the environment which you often only see through windows. Unfortunately, the latter happened a lot during my biology studies since most of today's study exercises are done on the computer, in a lab or in the library. To see and to feel what abilities your body holds is very interesting to observe.