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“What’s The Point? Why canine behavior scientists want to know which animals follow human gestures” with Dr. Clive Wynne
For over 20 years now, canine behavior researchers have been curious to the point of obsession with whether a wolf can follow a human pointing gesture. Dr. Clive Wynne will explain why this is an important question to answer and how studies at Wolf Park were crucial to clarifying that following human gestures is not a unique ability in dogs but can also be found in wolves – those few wolves who have been carefully hand-reared and spend their lives around people. This research is crucial to understanding what domestication did to dogs and to unraveling the intertwined roles of nature and nurture in the lives of wolves and dogs.

Jan 27, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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