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Blaire Van Valkenburgh in Patch: What Wolves’ Teeth Reveal About Their Lives

UCLA biologist Blaire Van Valkenburgh links an increase in fractured teeth to a dwindling supply of prey.

UCLA evolutionary biologist Blaire Van Valkenburgh has spent more than three decades studying the skulls of many species of large carnivores — including wolves, lions and tigers — that lived from 50,000 years ago to the present. She reports today in the journal eLifethe answer to a puzzling question.