Friday, February 06, 2009

The Black Wolf

Here's an interesting article on the origin of gene for black coats in wolves.  It turns out the gene comes from hybridization with domesticated dogs millennia ago, and it may confer survival advantages to some wolves.


  1. The survival advantage is that they look so badass that none of the other wolves will mess with them. Plus, the wolf-chicks dig a black coat.

  2. Of course. How could they have overlooked the "Badass Factor"?