Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Canid Information
Name: Nicky S.
Status: educator
Age: 20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Saturday, August 31, 2002


I am an educator at a small zoo, and have put together a program about the differences between pet dogs, foxes, coyotes, and wolves. I try to describe the different characteristics of the canines. Currently, I have the basic dimensions of each canid, but I wanted to show the kids the actual size of each canid. I do not want to try to free hand draw that, and was hoping that you may know where I could get an accurate (to scale) picture of each canine (with the exception of the pet dog that is). Do you know of any web sites, books, or any kind of picture location that I can obtain that kind of picture from?

I am not sure, but I would try: Defenders of Wildlife (an advocacy organization of wildlife, and particularly wolves), or Smithsonian Institute.

Vince Calder

Click here to return to the Zoology Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (, or at Argonne's Educational Programs

Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory