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Wolves

Wolves usually get a bad rap in myth, legend…and Hollywood! Get the real info on these awesome mammalian predators and their lifestyles.

See how they communicate and show who’s boss. Then explore how their presence can change plant and animal populations, and lead to conflicts with landowners.

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How Wolves Change Rivers

How Wolves Change Rivers

Wolves have transformed the ecosystem and physical geography of Yellowstone. See how their presence caused changes in animal and plant populations, as well as the behavior of rivers. More...

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Sustainable Man
Ecosystem Explorer

Ecosystem Explorer

Play 9 different games while you explore the complicated relationship between humans and vultures, wolves, and sharks. More...

Game
EARTH A New Wild/PBS
Wolf Behavior 101

Wolf Behavior 101

Just like dogs, their fellow canines, wolves pounce on ice and shake off rain or snow. Find out more about these behaviors, along with snarling, scent rolling, and "the jaw punch." More...

Article
Wolf Education & Research Center
Meet the Coywolf

Meet the Coywolf

Check out this animated video on the history of the coywolf — a coyote–wolf hybrid. Discover how early North American settlers played a role in its existence. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Wolfy’s Adventure

Wolfy’s Adventure

Wolves are known to run long distances. In this old-school game, help Wolfy make it to his destination while avoiding obstacles in his path. More...

Game
Online Games
Montana Researcher Tests ‘Biofence’ to Keep Wolves, Livestock Apart

Montana Researcher Tests ‘Biofence’ to Keep Wolves, Livestock Apart

Many fences out West are built of wood and barbed wire. This one’s made of wolf pee and poop. Curious? Hear more! More...

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NPR
Wolf Sounds

Wolf Sounds

There’s more to wolf communication than a lone wolf howling at a full moon. Listen to the howls, yips, and whimpers in a variety of wolf-sound audios. More...

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wolfcountry.net
Wolves of Yellowstone

Wolves of Yellowstone

In 1995, after 100 years of being hunted, wild wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. They thrived. Yet, their return had an effect that surprised even scientists. More...

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EARTH A New Wild/PBS
Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves

For decades, grizzly bears reigned supreme in Yellowstone National Park...until the reintroduction of gray wolves. Now they battle for the same food sources. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Ethiopian Wolf

Ethiopian Wolf

The only wolf species found in Africa, the highly threatened Ethiopia wolf makes its home in the mountains, ranging up to about 10,000 feet (3,200 m). Find out more about this coyote-like animal. More...

Article
ARKive
Filming the Wolves of Winter

Filming the Wolves of Winter

Filming wolves on the hunt for wood bison in the Canadian Arctic is a big challenge. Watch this breathtaking video! More...

Video
Discovery
Fossil Mysteries Field Guide: Dire Wolf

Fossil Mysteries Field Guide: Dire Wolf

Did you know that the dire wolves made famous in “Game of Thrones” roamed all of North America during the Pleistocene? Read on. More...

Article
San Diego Natural History Museum
Howard Goldstein: Adviser, Wolves of the Rockies

Howard Goldstein: Adviser, Wolves of the Rockies

This wolf expert explains how hunting Yellowstone’s wolves would adversely affect individual packs and the park's ecological balance — and compromise wildlife research. More...

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Bloomberg TV
In the Valley of the Wolves

In the Valley of the Wolves

Absent for more than 70 years, wolves have thrived in Yellowstone since they were reintroduced in 1995. Use this map to learn more about the packs. More...

Interactive
NATURE/PBS
Rabbits and Wolves

Rabbits and Wolves

Wolves eat rabbits, rabbits eat grass. Use the simulator to determine how wolf and rabbit populations change over time. (Hint: Read all the explanation tabs before you try out the activity!) More...

Interactive
SHODOR
Wolf Hunting

Wolf Hunting

When you’re hungry, you just go to the kitchen to look for food, right? Not so for a wolf. Communications among wolves about hunting is essential if they are to survive. Watch this! More...

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BBC
Wolf Wars

Wolf Wars

A difficult tension has developed in the northern Rockies between wolves and landowners with grazing livestock. Explore the conflict caught in these images. More...

Images
National Geographic
Wolves of the World

Wolves of the World

Today, wild wolf species are found on only 4 continents. Use this map to investigate wolf populations and subspecies around the world. More...

Interactive
International Wolf Center

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