Wolves of the World
For centuries, the wolf has inspired long-standing myths and legends across the world. In recent years, viral videos online have spun new tales about the wolf, attributing immense ecological changes to the canine, including a cascade of effects powerful enough to alter the flow of rivers in Yellowstone National Park.
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Biologists in Oregon have counted 124 wolves in their annual tally, marking an 11 percent increase over last year’s numbers.
The much-anticipated report also found a 38 percent increase in the number of breeding pairs in the state, where the species was once wiped out due to a bounty.
March 20, 2018 GFP Reminds Individuals that Gray Wolves Remain Protected in South Dakota
A total of 76 wolves were killed in Wyoming last year. Hunters killed 44 during the state’s licensed hunting season, meeting the state’s quota.
Under the recovery plan, the first four pairs of red wolves were released in Alligator River National Refuge in 1987. Today the wild population stands at around 100 individuals. As many as 200 more are spread across 44 U.S. captive-breeding facilities
The timber wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the gray wolf, is a wild canine that has a fierce and ominous reputation. Despite their general public image, timber wolves usually stay far away from people, although the same can’t be said about their approach to many other earthly creatures, from reindeer to rabbits
Gray wolves are rare in Europe and the United States, but they still live throughout Canada, Alaska and Asia. They live and hunt in packs of six to 10. They communicate with each other and other packs using scent, body language and vocalizations. Wolves use four basic vocalizations in communication.