Tag: domestication

November 16, 2020

Spending time with people makes wildlife lose their fear

Whether animals are domesticated, kept in captivity or urbanized, they all lose their fear of humans, which may have implications for their conservation, researchers found. “We knew overall that interactions...

December 9, 2019

Is classic tale of fox domestication science or fiction?

It’s become a classic tale of genetics and domestication. In 1959, Soviet zoologist Dmitry Belyaev began selectively breeding silver foxes (Vulpes Vulpes), until in 10 generations, he ended up with...