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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Updated on May 05, 2015

Let's Learn about Wolves!

Wolf
Wolf | Source

Gray Wolves were taken off the Endangered Species List

How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general? In the Wolf Unit Study you can learn about the anatomy of these fascinating canines, where they live, their distinctive features and how they raise their young as well as the ways that wolves are being protected from extinction.

Each of these hands-on learning activities will help your children gain a better appreciation for wolves while learning to read, write, and observe. We will be learning math and science related to the wolf theme as well as the history and folklore associated with wolves. History has not been kind to wolves and their near extinction testifies to that.

What can we do to save the Big Bad Wolf from extinction?

Gray Wolf Territory

Wolf Distribution Map
Wolf Distribution Map | Source

Compare Wolf Territory over time

Wolves were once abundant over much of North America and Eurasia but now inhabit a very small portion of their former range because of widespread destruction of its habitat, human encroachment of their habitat, and the resulting human-wolf encounters that sparked attempts at total extermination.

The gray wolf is, however, very adaptable. Gray wolves reproduce and expand in areas where allowed and are regarded as being of least concern for extinction.

Today, wolves are protected in some areas, hunted for sport in others, or may be subject to extermination as perceived threats to livestock and pets in other areas.

Wolf Themed Bulletin Board - Word Wall with a Wolf Theme

Wolf Bulletin Board
Wolf Bulletin Board | Source

Creating a Word Wall for the Wolf Unit Study

Today we will begin our unit study on wolves by talking about the relationship between each of the members of the family in a wolf pack. While discussing, begin to list words that the children might need to spell when writing about the wolf pack. Words on this Word Wall might include:

male, female, wolf, pack, wolf pack, pup, canine

Write each of these words with white chalk on black construction paper cut in the shape of a wolf. (Spraying with hairspray will fix the chalk.) Mount these words on a bulletin board with a snowy open field scene as a background. By attaching the wolf shaped word cards with black push pins the children can take them to their desks when they need to spell a word and then reattach them later. Be sure to keep a supply of paper wolves handy for adding more wolf related words as you discover them.

The Wolf Unit Study - Let's learn about wolves!

Next I lead the children over to the reading nook which has been converted from a Lemming's , River Otter's, Woodchuck's, Frog's Den or Bird Blind depending on the unit we studied before. The children discover that the den now has a stack of books about wolves. I also include a pack of stuffed wolves for cuddling with while reading. I tell the children that our wolf pack loves to have stories read to them and that during silent reading time they will be able to read to one of the wolves.

A Unit Study to Accompany Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary by George, Jean Craighead

Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary | Source

A Year in the Life of a Wolf Pup

Let's take a trip to the far north where we will follow three new wolf pups. From the den they were born in we see the three wolf pups as they begin to grow and begin to explore the wider world. Notice how the passing time is expressed in number of weeks at the top left as you turn each page. There are also sentences written in italics that tell what might be happening at that time in the world of the reader with a small picture illustrating it on the opposite side.The large central picture and text show us how the wolf pups are progressing.

Compare Fact wolves Fiction

Venn Graph of Wolves
Venn Graph of Wolves | Source

Wolves and Venn Graphs

Comparing Wolf Information

When we finish we talk about the difference between fiction and non-fiction and make a Venn Graph to describe the similarities and differences between the wolves as they are portrayed in different stories.

Which stories of wolves are fiction and which are non-fiction?

Ask the children to show the point in the book that they are talking about in order to help them learn to check their facts. Post-it notes are perfect for keeping track of where they found the information without having to write in the book.

As you reread the story on other days, children may find other similarities and differences to be added to the Wolf Venn Graph.

The Big Bad Wolf at the Beach

Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf | Source

Some of the best and most unique stories about wolves can be found on blogging sites.

The Wolf Pup Den - Baby Wolves

Wolf Pups
Wolf Pups

Photo Credit: Inside the Wolf Den by goldberg, Used under creative commons

Photo Credit: Wolf Pups by USFWS Headquarters, Used under creative commons

Wolf Pups in the Den - During April, wolves have litters of six to ten pups.

After you have read about how wolf cubs are born, invite children to act out the life of wolf cubs. You might use the Milk Carton Igloo reading nook from the Lemmings Unit Study or the space under your Reading Loft as your wolf den.

My children love to snuggle together in the den to read wolf stories. Christmas lights or a flashlight work well for reading lamps.

Measure with a Wolf

Running Wolf
Running Wolf | Source

Use the overhead projector to blow up a picture of a wolf to life size. Draw around the outline of the wolf on a large piece of paper or cardboard. You may wish to make two or more cutouts to use them for measuring distances in Wolf Units. Laminating the wolf cut outs will make them last longer.

Measuring in non-standard units is one of the skills listed on most state standards.

Wolves in the Reading Nook

Stuffed animals help to bring the Wolf Unit to life.

We use these wolves for cuddling with when reading, for acting out stories, and for manipulatives when trying to understand difficult math problems.

Math problems such as: 3 wolves are in the den. 3 more wolves come back home. How many are in the den now?

You might ask your parents to run a fund raiser to get your stuffed wolf collection going. We have a pack of 6 Cuddlekins Wolves in our wolves' den. Each year I try to add to my collection of stuffed animals.

The Gray Wolf Theater - Wolves in the Movies

Set up a computer with videos of wolves and call it the Gray Wolf Theater. Have a list of things for the children to look for as they watch or have paper and crayons ready for the children to react to the video when they finish watching.

Winter Wolves

On chart paper list advantages and challenges for wolves in a snowy winter climate. How does the snow help or hurt? What animals are available to the wolves in winter?

Next go out in the snow and play a version of Tag where wolves are trying to catch rabbits or mice. Play this game in a field or woods with fresh fallen snow.

Finally come back to the chart and revise your chart.

Use the information you have written when writing about wolves in winter.

Wolves are Predators

Food Web
Food Web | Source

Wolves are Top Predators

As top predators, wolves play an important role in an ecosystem. Wolves can be found in temperate forests, deserts, mountains, tundra, taiga and grasslands. Because they are highly adaptable, wolves have thrived. Notice in the above diagram that wolves help keep populations of fish, amphibians, birds and mammals in check.

This link will take you to a . These words can be used to create a word search, crossword puzzle or to help label a wold habitat bulletin board.

My children loved reading the book Gray Wolf by Jack London in order to imagine what it is like to be a wolf. Our favorite passage reads:

Gray Wolf hunts on a moonlit winter night until suddenly his senses alert him to the presence of a strange pack. White Wolf steps out, the two animals meet, circling each other, leaving together, and eventually become the leaders of a new pack.

Wolf Pack

Wolves Work Together
Wolves Work Together | Source

Wolfpack Population Game - Wolf Population Fluxuation Activity

A pack of wolves (K-4) stands in a circle with optional dress-up of fake-fur tails and fuzzy ears. Half the kids are sitting to show population balance. Kids sitting down from the beginning are wolf pups ready to be born. The teacher reads the shuffled cards and begins to call out the scenarios.

If it is a decreasing scenario, one wolf sits. If the wolf population increases, a wolf stands up. This continues until either the entire wolfpack dies and the wolf population is doomed, the wolf population sky-rockets until no-one else can stand up, or whoever calls out scenarios runs out of cards. You may choose only to use the scenarios shown in the site below or create your own.

Wolf Ears

Wolf Costume
Wolf Costume | Source

Compare Wolves to Coyotes

Wolves and Coyotes
Wolves and Coyotes | Source

Wolf Anatomy - Comparing Wolves and Dogs

By studying these charts you can learn about the various systems of a wolf's body. Compare the muscles of the wolf to the circulatory system.

Comparing Wolves and Coyotes

wolf coyote info
wolf coyote info | Source

Gray wolves share a common ancestry with domestic dogs. - Writing About Wolves

Jan Brett tells a wonderfully imaginative tales of a cave boy taming the first dog. This is a great introduction to understanding the concept that wolves share a common ancestry with domestic dogs.

Canine Family Tree

Canine Ancestry
Canine Ancestry | Source

Keeping Notes

Writing
Writing | Source

Writing about Wolves

After reading this story we write a class predictable book with alternating pages:

A wolf is wild.

A dog is tame.

A wolf kills for it's food.

A dog is given dog food.

etc.

The children choose a page to illustrate. The pages are put in a three ring notebook. Anyone can add more pages later during Writer's Workshop. The book is then put in the classroom library and children are allowed to take it home to read to their families.

Wolf

Wolf Drawing
Wolf Drawing | Source

Wolf Math

The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is also known as the timber wolf or wolf. They measure 26-36 inches high and weigh 70-150 pounds.

To understand these numbers we use an overhead projector to blow up an outline drawing of a wolf to the measurements given. We then trace around the outline on poster board and cut out two wolves. We use these wolf cut outs to measure distances in wolf units.

To understand the weight we fill a gunnysack with 70 pounds of beans add ears and a mouth and let the wolf hang out near the rug as a pillow for silent reading time.

Wolf Playing Pieces - Wolf Manipulatives

Vintage wolf salt and pepper shakers are wonderful to use as playing pieces when you are learning about wolves. Replace the playing pieces in the board games you know and love or make up new games.

We like to play Go to the Head of the Class with wolves for markers. We make up our own questions from the information we learn about wolves and keep adding to them throughout the unit.Several years worth of wolf questions and this games is starting to look like Trivial Pursuit

Wolf Lessons - What does a Wolf's Posture Mean?

Learn about the meaning of Wolf Postures. You might make cutout of wolves with separate legs, head and ears that are attached with paper fasteners.

Use to demonstrate wolf postures. These wolf puppets could be used in the Wolf Theater so that the children could make their wolves imitate the wolves in the video or to put on puppet shows.

The following books will have great ideas for 4th - 6th grade classrooms.

Non-Fiction Wolf Books

When we have questions about wolves I show the children how to look up the answers. Non-Fiction books are harder to read to a group than fiction so I find that it is often easier to have grandparents come in at Silent Reading time to read with the children. The children benefit from the individual attention and the grandparents get another chance to connect with the children.

Gray Wolf Literacy Bag

Homework for this Wolf Unit Study
Homework for this Wolf Unit Study | Source

Word Wall Wolves - Wolves on the Word Wall

Wolf Verbs

hunting

stalking

running

panting

yipping

howling

barking

woofing

whining

whimpering

yelping

growling

snarling

moaning

What other verbs can you think of that are associate with wolves?

I make many kinds of Word Walls with the children as we learn about each new unit. It is important to saturate the classroom with words when children are learning to read. I have a 3 poster sized picture frames with Plexiglas replacing the glass in the bathroom. I use one for artwork the children make. I use one for word lists such as wolf verbs. The third might be a map, a famous painting or a graph related to wolves. The poster of wolves below is a great hit with the children.

You can find lots more ideas for teaching about the Creatures of the Woodlands, Meadows, and Riverbanks on my other lenses.

Homework for this Wolf Unit Study

Literacy Bagsconsist of books and activities to extend learning from the classroom to the home. As opposed to homework, these bags offer variety and options which encourage practice and extension of the skills being taught in the classroom.

The wolf backpack would be a great for carrying home a couple of books such as Red Riding Hood. The card game is fun for families to play together and the finger puppets are great for retelling the story. I include a graph for the children to interview their families as to how they feel about wolves. When they bring the Wolf Literacy Bag back to class, the children get to add the information that they gathered to the class graph.

Howl the Vowels

W is for Wolf
W is for Wolf | Source

Howling Vowels

1. As you recite the letters of the alphabet you can add excitement by "howling the vowels." Say each vowel in the voice of a howling wolf.

2. Howl the Vowels as you spell the Wordwall Words.

Variation: Hang Full Moons from the ceiling with a vowel on each one. As you spell the words howl at the moon with the correct vowel.

Unscramble the Wolf Words - Wolves on the Chalkboard Wolf

Howling Wolf Cutout
Howling Wolf Cutout | Source

Feed the Wolf Word Game

Cut out an outline of a wolf and attach it to a small trash can.

Make a list of wolf prey. Scramble the letters to the words and add a line drawing of the prey.

Children unscramble the words and feed them to the wolf.

Thank you Bob Chesley from The Wood Works of Cedar Springs for allowing me to use the above photo of the Howling Plywood Cutout. If painted with Chalkboard paint, that wolf would be a fun way to practice writing wolf words or wolf poems.

Little Red Riding Hood brings the Games

Hello Mr. Wolf
Hello Mr. Wolf | Source

What does Little Red Riding Hood have in her basket? Could it be games to play with the wolf?

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood | Source

Wolf Worksheets - Big Bad Wolf Seatwork

Free printable worksheets related to the wolf theme.

Worksheets have gotten a bad rap lately. Most people see them as a waste of time or just busywork but I discovered that some children love them, especially if they are not required to do them. I like to make worksheets available as a center choice or include them as an activity choice in a literacy bag. Sometimes the children will even begin to make up their own worksheets based on the information they have discovered while studying.

The following are some wolf worksheets. I suggest that you put them on one of those shelf organizers for desktops with a stuffed or plush wolf on the top shelf. Have the wolf holding a sign saying Wolf Worksheets and offer them as a choice at center time.

Encounter in the Woods

Little Red Riding Hood meets the Wolf
Little Red Riding Hood meets the Wolf | Source

How do you feel about Wolves? - Wolf Emotions

Enchanted Learning has Mini Books that help children express their feelings about wolves. Help children brainstorm sentences using the words so that the children can make their own wolf stories.

Wolf Art Center - Big Bad Wolf Art Center

Laminate the worksheet from the Lucy Learns Website and hang it above the Art Center. This will help children when they are illustrating their own books about wolves.

How to Draw Wolves

Drawing Wolves
Drawing Wolves | Source

Learning to Draw Wolves

Some children like to trace the wolves. Tracing helps the children learn the proportions of the wolf while at the same time working on fine motor skills needed for handwriting.

Should Grandma be worried?

Big Bad Wolf Costume
Big Bad Wolf Costume | Source

Wolf Dressed as Granny

Please note that the rest of the section on wolves and costuming has moved to The Big Bad Wolf in Granny's Clothes so gather your wolf pack and head on over to add your opinion on the subject.

Do Wolves really dress in Grandma's Clothing?

Of course, wolves love to dress upl

Of course, wolves love to dress upl

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    • ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

      Well of course they do...

    • whiteskyline lm 4 years ago

      Yes, but only on Sundays

    • pheonix76 4 years ago from WNY

      But of course!

    • mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      They like to be stylish too.

    • Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      But it's usually in sheep's clothing.

    • aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      Of course...in fairy tales :)

    • pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      That I would like to see.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The elder females might in the winter

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Only the transvestite wolves

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Mmmmm, Grama cookehs taste good..*Licks lips* And yes, Ima wolf >:)

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I know a wolf and he loves to dress up!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      I LOVE WOLVES!

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      i guess they're fierce on the outside and grandma-like on the inside...

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      No, they prefer Grandpa's clothing.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      I once knew a wolf who dressed in medical scrubs and worked at the local Starbuck's.

      Seriously.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      That's a matter of preference. I know a lot of people who believe that they'd been 'put into the wrong body', so to speak. If wolves were grandmothers on the inside, and they wanted to express themselves, why the heck not?

      It's very freeing. :o

    Only in their dreams.

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      • laurenrich 4 years ago

        Only in books.

      • maryLuu 4 years ago

        Only in one story

      • PristeamDetail LM 4 years ago

        doubtful

      • dariameister 4 years ago

        This has tickled me :o)

      • tricomanagement 4 years ago

        no - no animal likes to be 'dressed' by humans

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        if they were 60% HUMAN

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        no way

      • WorldVisionary 6 years ago

        Somehow, I doubt it...

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        And where would wolves get a hold of grandma's clothing?

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Wolfs are so cool

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        actually I think they prefur staying away from "boring human mortals" and wolves tails don't fit into human clothing anyway

        Trust me I am BFF with the Pengiathan and she loves wolves as do I!

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        no they don't annd they can't talk

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Hah! Yeah right.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        No wolves don't where grandma's clothes.They don't need to wear anything to camouflage themselves,they naturally blend in with the background.So long as they don't move.

      • The Homeopath 8 years ago

        No. Wolves only like to dress in Sheep's clothing.

      Wolf Tag - Wolf Games to Play Outdoors

      You can change the game of Fox and Geese to Wolf and Sheep or any other wolf prey. Use the information you learned when studying the wolf predictor prey relationships to determine the kind of prey the wolf will seek. Think about the type of prey that the wolf could find on a snowy day.

      Food for the Wolf!

      What will the wolf eat for dinner?
      What will the wolf eat for dinner? | Source

      Big Bad Wolf's Chicken Soup Recipe Contest

      This contest has moved to Wolf's Chicken Stew.

      Do you have a good recipe for the Big Bad Wolf?

      Yes, The Big Bad Wolf will love this recipe.

      Yes, The Big Bad Wolf will love this recipe.

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        • whiteskyline lm 4 years ago

          If I don't bring in our Rottweiler the wolf make try eating her

        • pheonix76 4 years ago from WNY

          Venison stew!

        • maryLuu 4 years ago

          A sheep.

        • CameronPoe 4 years ago

          Three little pigs stew.

        • tricomanagement 4 years ago

          raw meat and long runs - that is what my wolf liked

        • Deadicated LM 4 years ago

          Let them eat cake! Or better yet; let the eat Struffala!!! ROTFL

        • anonymous 5 years ago

          they would love my grandmas chicken

        • norma-holt 5 years ago

          My Chicken and Banana recipe

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          I bet they'd love my sister's fruit cake!

        • anonymous 6 years ago

          stop being mean to the best creature alive you dumbys.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          the big bad wolf should not become vegetarian because wolves eat meat.

        • anonymous 7 years ago

          mix sheep with chicken and pig and cook for half an hour and put brown ketchup on it.

        • Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup The Big Bad Wolfe would love this. It is my own recipe that I have experimented with each time I made it, but had never written it. Now I am sharing it with everyone and the Big Bad Wolfe.

        • Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

          The Big Bad Wolf will love this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe because it is the same one that Grandma made. That's why he was going to her house you know, to get some of her famous Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. As the story has been handed down over the years, that fact somehow fell through the cracks. Just thought I'd let you know.

        No, The Big Bad Wolf should become vegetarian.

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          • dann7trdro lm 4 years ago

            i hate them

          • anonymous 7 years ago

            Wolfs are never bad!!!

          • anonymous 8 years ago

            Pomegranate!!!

            (If kitstas like it why not wolves?)

          Wolves are coming back...

          Snuggle
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          Wolves are Returning

          Wolves are coming back and their numbers are increasing. Their encounters with humans are more frequent.

          Many people may never have seen a wolf in real life but with the increase in populations and the reintroduction of the species in National Parks all around the country, wolves may soon be living in your neighborhood.

          It's time to read and learn more about wolves.

          Save the Wolves

          Sign the petition to Save America's Wolves.

          America's wolves need our help!

          America's wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, wolves are once more threatened.

          In the Northern Rockies the federal government has put forth a proposal that could lead to the slaughter of hundreds of wolves in Idaho and Wyoming. Even Yellowstone wolves could be shot on site if they wander outside the park's boundaries!

          In Alaska state officials continue to allow airborne gunners to kill hundreds of wolves. Easy targets against the snow, hundreds of wolves have been shot from above or chased to exhaustion and then killed by aerial gunners who land and execute them at point-blank range.

          In the Southwest misinformation and anti-wolf sentiment runs high, with wolf recovery in Arizona and New Mexico limited to a defined area if the wolves set up territories elsewhere, they are captured and returned.

          Defenders of Wildlife continues the fight to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private land-owners to ensure that science, not politics, guides decision-making about the future of these American icons.

          Gray Wolves were taken off the Endangered Species List

          Now that the Gray Wolf also known as the Timber Wolf has been taken off the Endangered Species List, what's happening?

          Are they being hunted?

          Are the populations increasing or decreasing?

          Should Gray Wolves continue to be protected?

          See results

          The Gray Wolves have been taken off the Endangered Species List

          Officials announced Thursday, February 21, 2008 that Gray Wolves would be taken off the endangered species list. How has that news effected the wolf population in your area? Are you content with the decision? Do you want the right to shoot wolves? Do you fear that wolves will begin to invade your property and endanger your pets and children? Are you fearful that wolves will become extinct?

          Yes, All life is Sacred!

          Yes, All life is Sacred!

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            • anonymous 4 years ago

              Yes they are wild animals and it is in their instinct to do what they do. Once they were our preditore and just because we think we are better than them, we are not. We are killing off more than we think, disrupting food chains etc!!!! Also SAVE THE RAIN FORESTS!!!! There are many amazing things out there that a lot of the public don't know about and it's incorrect to kill off life. All life is sacred!!!

            • Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

              Yes they should

            • whiteskyline lm 4 years ago

              Yes

            • pheonix76 4 years ago from WNY

              The actual wolf and the perceived wolf are two entirely different things. People fear wolves because they are fierce predators and ranchers hate wolves because "they kill so much livestock." But wolves are a keystone species and we've witnessed the ecosystem imbalance that occurs when they are extirpated from an area (just look at deer populations). It's time to stop being afraid.

            • maryLuu 4 years ago

              Even they can cause some damage I like these splendid animals.

            • mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

              Yes, they need protection.

            • remicallens 4 years ago

              First time visiting this site. Lots of info. For gift ideas with images of wolves, please visit

              http://www.zazzle.com/wildlifeearth*/wolf+gifts

            • remicallens 4 years ago

              First time visiting this site. Lots of info. For gift ideas with images of wolves, please visit

              http://www.zazzle.com/wildlifeearth*/wolf+gifts

            • anonymous 4 years ago

              Wolves have been portrayed as sinister predators by the popular media, which has in turn been used as justification of mindless slaughter of these beautiful animals by trigger-happy fools. The wolf population worldwide is teetering on the verge of extinction and it will be a long time, if ever, before wolf numbers recover enough to justify any population 'management'. We must not stand idly by and watch and let the seriously uninformed decide the future of wild animals. We cannot let political gain or a misplaced sense of bravado and macho wipe wolves off the face of the earth.

            • PristeamDetail LM 4 years ago

              absolutely

            • anonymous 4 years ago

              Wolves are amazing creatures that need to be protected from more vicious monsters like the people who hunt them.

            • anonymous 4 years ago

              Beautiful creatures with a right to live

            • dann7trdro lm 4 years ago

              yes they should be

            • dariameister 4 years ago

              Who are we to play god?

            • Kay 4 years ago

              I love wolves. It was a dream come true when I actually ran across several in Yellowstone. They really do need to be protected.

            • tricomanagement 4 years ago

              children have nothing to fear from wolves - only man

            • Deadicated LM 4 years ago

              Yes, and if they get over run you can always take a non-violent precautionary measure like some sort of birth control.

            • aquarian_insight 4 years ago

              They should be protected - it's not fair to think that the planet is just for our selfish existence.

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              i love wolfs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • AF Josh 5 years ago

              They need to be preserved

            Should Gray Wolves be protected?

            No, You have to protect cattle, pets and children.

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              • laurenrich 4 years ago

                I love animals, but you have to protect humans.

              • Thrinsdream 5 years ago

                I wish that nature was left alone to do what it was meant to be doing. If something is dying out there is a way more widespread reason to it than just being hunted by man, although I don't agree with hunting at all, but if that is someone else's choice who am I to tell them it is wrong. People should let other people be and leave nature to nature give EVERYTHING a natural balance.

              • pyngthyngs 5 years ago

                Wolfs do a pretty good job of protecting themselves

              • anonymous 7 years ago

                Per say Treaty agreement we will shoot and trap Wolves as we did before the start of illegal immigration in 1492!

              • MSBeltran1 8 years ago

                It's not that I don't think they should be protected, but before we can stop any wolf population control in attempts to keep wolves from attacking people and decimating other animals in a region, we need to change how we live. If we were to truly let the wolves survive, we need to not only stop expanding our own territory, but maybe give back some of it to the wild.

              • lukafer2 8 years ago

                responding to mic: I can guarantee that you do not really believe that all of gods creatures are created equal. I bet you would cry a lot more if your pet dog died as opposed to your pet spider.

              How wolves can change a river...! - Reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone National Park

              WolfQuest - Preview WolfQuest

              WolfQuest, from the Minnesota Zoo, teaches your children how to be a wolf and part of a wolf pack. WolfQuest can be downloaded for free.

              Wolf Quest - Learn all about wolves while playing a fun game.

              Learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Play alone or with friends in on-line multiplayer missions, explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in your quest to find a mate. Ultimately, your success will depend on forming a family pack, raising pups, and ensuring the survival of your pack.

              The WolfQuest experience goes beyond the game with an active online community where you can discuss the game with other players, chat with wolf biologists, and share artwork and stories about wolves.

              Are you a Wolf? - Do you know how to be a wolf?

              WolfQuest is a computer game designed and written with the purpose of teaching children about wolves and how to live in a wolf pack. It is a free downloadable game from the Minnesota Zoo starts with choosing a mate and has been updated to include 4 wolf pups that you must help to raise and take to your summer home. A new update includes winter, weather, changing the time of the day and sleeping.

              Each time there is an update, wolf scientists are consulted to make sure that the game is a scientifically accurate as possible. Come be a wolf...

              Have you ever played WolfQuest?

              See results

              Counting Wolves

              How many wolves can you see in this picture? Hint: There are more than one.

              • Make a copy of this picture, laminate it and use it as a center for children to work on visual discrimination.

              It's not just a fox! Look carefully!

              The Puzzled Wolf
              The Puzzled Wolf | Source

              Howling Moon

              Wolf Howls at the Moon
              Wolf Howls at the Moon | Source

              Wolf howling at the Moon

              Native Americans call the full moon that rises in the cold January nights the Wolf Moon. It is a time of year with long cold nights when wolves can be heard howling and a time to tell stories of wolves around the fire. As the wolves return from extinction, will we again become afraid of them or will we begin to understand them better and appreciate wolves for the magnificent creatures that they are?

              Wolf Lapbook

              Peter and the Wolf Lapbook
              Peter and the Wolf Lapbook | Source

              Are you more interested in the fairy tale wolves or the wild wolves?

              How do you feel about wolves?

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                  groovyoldlady 9 years ago

                  Great Unit!!

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                  KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

                  Nicely done! I'm a supporter of wolves through several organizations. Thank you for spreading the word.

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                  maxy 9 years ago

                  Great lens, very informative! Please check out my phone card lens!

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                  totalhealth 9 years ago

                  nicely done.

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                  Barkely 9 years ago

                  I hope taking the grey wolves off the endangered list does not re-endanger them:(

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                  JonitasKalimpo 9 years ago

                  When they are babies, they're so beautiful and soft...when they grow up, they still are beautiful! Another 5* lens, thanks evelyn.

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                  Stephene 9 years ago

                  very useful information.. i like your lense very much.. i hv bookmarked this lense and joined your fan club.. (^o^)

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                  rwoman 9 years ago

                  Great lens! Very informative.

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                  rwoman 9 years ago

                  Great lens! Very informative.

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                  enchantedsister 9 years ago

                  Much information here - gold mine for a teacher! More about wolves in the American Southwest on my lens "The Wolves" - great professional photos, too.

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                  Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

                  You make the most interesting lenses, Evelyn! 5*s for this one, and I will check out your other lenses, too.

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                  anonymous 9 years ago

                  Read "Never Cry Wolf," the book by Farley Mowat. You'll never forget it. It was also made into a movie. Evelyn's lenses are the best.

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                  WitchysCauldron 8 years ago

                  Excellent lens! Couldn't agree more, it's one of my causes I like to highlight. Visit my lens "The

                  Guardian" Wolf design

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                  Carla-White 8 years ago

                  lovely lens

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                  Johann The Dog 8 years ago from Northeast Georgia

                  Wolves are so important! They are my ancestors...Woofs, Johann

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                  WhippetTalk 8 years ago

                  Fantastic page! My wolf...er...Whippet Reebok says you win the Purple Paw Award for your site!

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                  Becca Sanz 8 years ago

                  Your lens is very informative. Staying healthy is very important. I hope you will support movement to promote Healthy Food on college campuses.

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                  Delia 8 years ago

                  very informative lens...thanks for sharing 5*s

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                  anonymous 8 years ago

                  What a great and informative lens here, I have read many stories regarding gray wolves and it is looking so gently and very nice, I like gray wolves very much.

                  Thanks for sharing your valuable lens and check out my lens that focuses on home theater systems.

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                  Lorie LM 8 years ago

                  Another awesome lens about animals!

                  Very nice :-)

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                  chickendumplinchick 8 years ago

                  Great lens! I had one of those Little Red Riding Hood reversible dolls when I was a kid, and it was one of my favorites. Your lens is a good read and very informative. Wolves are fascinating creatures. 5 stars. :) Tammy

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                  DavidYarian LM 8 years ago

                  What a fabulous lens! I love it. Thanks. I have lensrolled and given you a 5 star rating.

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                  eccles1 8 years ago

                  I love this lens I love all of your work it comes with a lot of heart every time I go through your lens I learn something new thank you for your help !!

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                  anonymous 8 years ago

                  Beautiful lens, beautiful animal! Love the news that they may be reintroduced into the Scottish highlands.

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                  GoodInfo LM 8 years ago

                  This is a wonderful lens! I have always had a passion for wolves. You have done an incredible job of presenting a multifaced view of them! Five Stars!

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                  Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

                  Thanks for joining the Endangered Species Group! This lens will make a great addition.

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                  anonymous 8 years ago

                  Wow!

                  Beautiful lens I like them. I am giving 5 stars for your wonderful lens.

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                  Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

                  You have really make a thorough research on this one!

                  5* in hope that wolfs stay protected!

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                  funwithtrains lm 8 years ago

                  Another great lens, Evelyn!

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                  kephrira lm 8 years ago

                  great lens, you have some really nice pictures on it. I like the ones at the top with the cute wolf cubs.

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                  coopd 8 years ago

                  Great lens! It is so sad when an animal becomes (or close to becoming) extinct. Thank you for your comment and for joining my group Nature Lovers. I look forward to joining your group :)

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                  MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

                  Amazing lens. First tigers, then wolves, if I find you have a lens on gorillas, I will crown you queen!

                  5*

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                  ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

                  Wonderful lens, love wolves. I second your recommendation of Red Nose Readers, the perfect books for helping children learn to read :-)

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                  Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

                  Your kids sure are fortunate to have you as a teacher. What wonderful info. 5*

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                  MrMarmalade 8 years ago

                  Wonderful story and history of wolves

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                  MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

                  and she believes in shooting them from airplanes. Cowardly!

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                  Mortira 8 years ago

                  Wolves are truly interesting and beautiful creatures! I can't believe a politician would actually try to spend money on having them killed. Doesn't she know that allowing people to sport hunt them ethically is actually a way to earn money, while encouraging tourism and conservation? There are some funny ideas about animal populations in the US. 5 star lens!!

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                  anonymous 8 years ago

                  You have yet to cease to amaze me! Another fabulous lens Evelyn! 5*'s for sure! :)

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                  Number1Athlete 8 years ago

                  This lens brings back childhood nightmares, haha, great 5 star lens :)

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                  Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

                  I love wolves. Really nice lens.

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                  Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

                  I love your teaching lens about wolves. I have always loved them. They are one of my "dream" animals that always pop up and make an appearance. One of my favorite stories is "Women Who Run with the Wolves".

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                  Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

                  Your work is brilliant!

                  You're officially blessed!

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                  MSBeltran1 8 years ago

                  Beautifully done. 5*

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                  grannysage 8 years ago

                  Very beautiful and packed full of information. I always thought Peter and the Wolf was scary as a child. My daughter has been in love with wolves since she was a toddler and now I am too.

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                  dc64 lm 8 years ago

                  My daughter's room is full of wolf collectibles. I'm impressed by the amount of information you have here, and a lot of it is interactive. Awesome.

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                  VBright 8 years ago

                  I am very impressed. I love wolves and you have done them proud! An angel blessing for you! :)

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                  anonymous 8 years ago

                  Wow, what an absolutely wonderful lens; informative, interesting and just really pretty! - Kathy

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                  ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

                  Wolves are fascinating creatures but I don't want to meet one in the wild.

                  Great unit.

                  I wish you were my teacher.

                  Lizzy

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                  andreaberrios lm 8 years ago

                  I just love wolves. This is an amazing and very informative lens. Thanks for sharing it with us. 5*

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                  Yvonne L. B. 8 years ago from Covington, LA

                  Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

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                  Smartshops 8 years ago

                  Great lens with lots of information! 5*s from your friends at Smartshops!

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                  Andy 8 years ago from London, England

                  I have seen wolves a few times in the wild in US and Canada. We don't have them here in England any more, although there is talk of reintroducing them into Scotland (The farmers aren't happy about the idea though)

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                  Sam 8 years ago from Australia

                  A nursery rhyme in real life! & turned into a great lens, there is an incredible amount of information here, well done!

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                  Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

                  Wolves are amazing animals. This is one awesome lens about the wolves. Thanks for your comment on my Chicken Noodle Soup I would like to see how you plan on featuring it.

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                  Chris1392 8 years ago

                  Wow! What a great lens. five stars

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                  marsha32 8 years ago

                  another awesome learning lens!!

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                  tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

                  Welcome to the newly redesigned Homeschooling Group (under new management)! 5* and a Featured Lens!

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                  anonymous 7 years ago

                  You're amazing! You are now my official resource for so many topics. You work is brilliant! I could make lesson plans for weeks just using ONE of your lenses. Keep up the great work. You're an inspiration to us all.

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                  anonymous 7 years ago

                  I just lens rolled you because this is great stuff. All your stuff is great. I think I've been in front of the computer for about two hours now, just on your lenses....ha ha ha Its great stuff! I think your amazing! I aspire to be as good as you are my friend.

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                  GumboWriters123 7 years ago

                  Wow! What a great lens.

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                  julieannbrady 7 years ago

                  Ah -- this is a wonderful masterpiece of a lens -- I'll bet a purple star is in your future. ;)

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  [in reply to JaguarJulie] Thank you, Julie.

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                  oliviabrooks123 7 years ago

                  Amazing lens.

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                  Holley Web 7 years ago

                  What a beautiful lens! Thank you for being so informative about the Grey Wolf. The wolves need intelligent people to stop the ignorant ones.

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                  draik 7 years ago

                  Thanks for joining All About Animals Group. Your lens was added to our feature module and it will appear randomly.

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                  debbysibert 7 years ago

                  5* what an incredible informative lens- great work!

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                  WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

                  Adorable! My first Halloween costume was Red Riding Hood. Enjoyed learning more about real wolves. Lots of wonderful info. :)

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                  JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

                  Wolves are fascinating ~ thank you for this wonderful lens.

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                  anonymous 7 years ago

                  Wonderful lens! 5*

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                  Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

                  What a comprehensive study on wolves. Extremely well done. Blessed!

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                  hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

                  wow - so much info here. well done & blessed. :)

                  fyi: "Three alpha wolves vital to a study tracking their pack's patterns were killed earlier this month by hunters in Montana. The study effectively ended, but the controversy around the wolf hunts, which were allowed to start again this year, is sparked up."

                  Bad News on the Wolf Front - Key Alpha Wolves Killed in Montana

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  [in reply to stargazer00] Thank you SquidAngel.

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  [in reply to hlkljgk] Thank you, SquidAngel.

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                  Cindy_Egan 7 years ago

                  This is an amazing and very informative lens! 5 stars from me!!!

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                  kimark421 7 years ago

                  This is a fantastic lens. We do a few wolf hybrids at our grooming shops and they are extremely intelligent and usually well behaved (believe it or not). Maybe, if we can't save the wolves (it isn't looking good) in the wild, we can at least preserve the them as domesticated. 5*s

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                  kimark421 7 years ago

                  This is a fantastic lens. We do a few wolf hybrids at our grooming shops and they are extremely intelligent and usually well behaved (believe it or not). Maybe, if we can't save the wolves (it isn't looking good) in the wild, we can at least preserve the them as domesticated. 5*s

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @kimark421: What a sad thought. I can't imagine a world without wild wolves.

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                  anonymous 7 years ago

                  Nice information, keep it coming some good things learned here, thanks twin over full bunk bed

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                  lasertek lm 7 years ago

                  When I was much younger, fairy tale wolves caught my interest. But now that I'm more mature, I'm fascinated with the wild wolves. I like this lens very much. Great job!

                  Rated 5* Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @lasertek lm: Thank you for visiting the wolves.

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                  Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

                  As an animal lover and artist I love the wolf, I love to draw and paint them. I live in Idaho where the wolves are very abundant right now and have heard numerous tails of man being stocked by a pack of wolves, no attacks yet but it would frighten me to be alone in the woods and encounter one or more following me. So I love and am also afraid of the big bad wolf! This is another awesome lens Evelyn, I admire your talent as a lensmaster and a teacher very much!

                  Linda

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                  Wadera 7 years ago

                  Adorable lens! Respect from Europe (Bialowieza National Park in Poland). Your educational ideas help me and local kids to protect our wolfs.

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @Wadera: I am so glad that these ideas have been helpful. Please come back often to visit the wolves.

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                  Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

                  Wow. Great page. Lensrolled to my wolf coloring pages.

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @GonnaFly: Thanks for stopping by to visit the wolves.

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                  Airinka 6 years ago

                  Very interesting information about wolves!

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                  triathlontraini1 6 years ago

                  Glad to see that the wolves are coming back! :)

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                  seegreen 6 years ago

                  I find wolves to be fascinating. Great lens! Blessed by an Angel

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                  seegreen 6 years ago

                  I find wolves to be fascinating. Great lens! Blessed by an Angel

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                  Robin S 6 years ago from USA

                  Fascinating creatures! Beautiful work on this lens as always. :)

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                  imolaK 6 years ago

                  This is an amazing lens. I found here many infos and a lot of interesting things about wolves.

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                  Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

                  Fantastic article...thank you for sharing this.

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                  irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

                  There is a very infected debate going on in Sweden about the Wolves. Some want them and other hate them

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                  Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

                  Wonderfully comprehensive and fascinating information on the gray wolves.

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                  kt_glasses 6 years ago

                  Really nice lens!I am not afraid of wolf. Instead I think they are beautiful and intelligent animals.

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                  WebIsFun 6 years ago

                  They say that dogs descended from the gray wolf. Though they are very different species, I'm grateful.

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

                  I love your lens, I think you did a great job

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                  Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

                  My third time here but this lens always puts me in a good mood. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year wishes for you.

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

                  Wolves have always held a fascination for me. What a beautiful unit you have created, untold hours of joyous teaching!

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                  SofiaMann 6 years ago

                  The wolves are spectacular. Congratulations on another exceptional lens.

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                  ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

                  Wild Wolves are great and, of course, are the direct relatives of domesticated dogs. Great lens thanks.

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                  scar4 6 years ago

                  Informative and interesting, I don't know the story before.

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                  Fox Music 6 years ago

                  This is a wonderful lens on the Wolf in both truth and fiction

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                  DogToys LM 6 years ago

                  One of the most beautiful animals on earth.

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                  myraggededge 6 years ago

                  Glorious lens and a wonderful resource! Blessed :-)

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                  Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

                  Loads of great info. Thanks for sharing!

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

                  I like to draw wolf. It is one of my favorite wildlife pencil drawings. Visit my step by step wolf pencil drawing at http://www.pencil-drawing-idea.com/wolf-pencil-dra... Hope you enjoy my drawing.

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                  Kimsworld LM 6 years ago

                  My ex mother in law adopted one. I can tell you.... they are a wild animal. People get them thinking they are like dogs, but they are nothing like a dog. They may have the same physical characteristics, but that is where the similarities end. He was so beautiful. He now lives in a wolf rescue center.

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                  Philippians468 5 years ago

                  i don't mind reading and learning about them, but i might not be too comfortable meeting them alone in the forest! cheers

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                  norma-holt 5 years ago

                  Nice lens on the ancestor of the domestic dog. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Angel blessings for Dogs on Squidoo,

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                  anonymous 5 years ago

                  AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++. Nice Squid Lens. Chris

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                  Pat 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

                  This page has some great images.

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                  Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

                  My second visit here. Very comprehensive lens. A great learning tool

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                  reasonablerobby 5 years ago

                  once again an amazing resource, simply brilliant!

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                  Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

                  What a wonderful teaching and information resource.

                  I'm in awe of your creativity.

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                  cinstress 5 years ago

                  they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

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                  cinstress 5 years ago

                  they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

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                  inkserotica 5 years ago

                  I absolutely adore wolves! :) A fluttering of ghostly angel wings have passed on by and sent blessings your way :)

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                  speaktolearn 5 years ago

                  I'm kind of afraid of big bad wolves myself

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                  Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

                  I've been to the International Wolf Center in Ely. Great place! I've also heard the wolves howl in the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. It's an eerie, incredibly beautiful sound, and I was SO thrilled to have the pleasure of hearing it on several occasions. This is an excellent lens about an amazing animal. *Blessed by an angel on the Back to School Bus Tour"

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                  Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

                  As always, I appreciate your passion for teaching and learning. We share that passion and so I benefit from all that you publish related to learning opportunities. I plan to spend more time learning about this amazing creature. Great lens! **Blessed**

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                  kyhillbullies 5 years ago

                  Loved it

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                  Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

                  Thanks for this great lens.

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                  baby-strollers 5 years ago

                  Like them a lot. Such a shame they are endangered. Misunderstanding I suppose...

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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

                  Now I understand your concern over Quality Lenses. WOW. This is an AMAZING LENS.

                  However, don't expect 99% of us to be able to produce a lens of such hugh calibre. Some of us do not have the time - others don't have the talent. Hopefully (with the challenge) they will not stoop to an assembly line concept but rather, "hone" their skills.

                  Thanks you for such an informative lens. You should have been a teacher ... duh ...

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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

                  Rats ... another chore for me ... I have to Feature this lens somewhere ....

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                  Philmac128 5 years ago

                  I have always held a great interest in wolves and spent some time as a volunteer at a local wildlife trust that had a pack and I used to spend my breaks at their enclosure. This lens has so much great information a very satisfying read.

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                  Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

                  I am also a teacher and really Appreciate all your work! Squid Angel Blessed.

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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

                  I came back to look again ... really impressed.

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                  jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

                  Return Visitor. TOTALLY excellent lens!

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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

                  Speaking of wolves and Alaska ... somebody should put that Dingy Palin on the snow and let the wolves take care of here ...

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                  Avi Wolfson 5 years ago from Massachusetts

                  I love wolves. I have a wolf tattoo.

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                  Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

                  Returning to sprinkle a blessing. I'm currently reading about wolves, so it was very timely to return for another review of these excellent resources. My neighbors have a wolf. I'm not sure how they came to be raising him. I have a true appreciation for these wondrous animals.

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                  KingDannyD LM 5 years ago

                  I have a husky that looks like a wolf.

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                  Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

                  Great article and thank you for shedding light on a beautiful animal that should be protected.

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                  VillaDejaBlue 5 years ago

                  Nice lens.

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                  Edutopia 5 years ago

                  Wolves have gotten a bad wrap. Humans have had a complicated history with them and we should really be doing more to help protect them. Great lens.

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                  Jen 5 years ago from California

                  Great lens! I definitely support educating the next generation to the fact that wolves are not the evil creatures they are often portrayed to be. I firmly believe that if you move to the wilderness, you should be prepared to deal with any type wildlife in the area.

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                  Thrinsdream 5 years ago

                  Great lens that seems to have sparked a fantastic debate. Really enjoyed reading it. Another brilliant article by you, there seems to be a theme running here! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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                  anonymous 5 years ago

                  A wonderful lens. I love wolfs and believe that they should be protected. They are beautiful creatures. Thank you for this lens.

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                  pcgamehardware 5 years ago

                  Such a great lens. Very detailed and loads of information I didn't know about Wolves... Thanks for sharing and using your time to create such a fantastic lens.

                  *Blessed*

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                  aquarian_insight 4 years ago

                  A wonderful lens about a magnificent animal. I love wolves and believe we should do all we can to protect them. Thank you for the great info here.

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                  Deadicated LM 4 years ago

                  I use to love visiting the wolf woods at the Bronx Zoo.

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                  tricomanagement 4 years ago

                  living ones

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                  dann7trdro lm 4 years ago

                  awesome lens

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                  Heather B 4 years ago

                  Have you ever heard of the story "Walk with a wolf"? It teaches kids about the hunting habits of wolves, how they live in packs, and the relationship between a mother wolf and her cubs. It even comes with a song the children can sing, and an audio version of the story. Definitely a product to add to your list!

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                  iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

                  Great lens!!! I'm featuring it on my lens on Wyoming https://hubpages.com/education/wyoming-lesson-plan .

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                  CameronPoe 4 years ago

                  Awesome lens. One of my favorite documentary is on PBS about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park.

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                  Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

                  I've stopped by this article before and I must say that your amazing content on wolves never ceases to amaze me. What a fantastic article on the gray wolf.

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                  PristeamDetail LM 4 years ago

                  Nice Lens Evelyn

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                  mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

                  Very informative. Loved the wooden wolf puzzle.

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                  montanatravel52 4 years ago

                  Having been born and raised in Montana, I really do love the wolves, missed them when they were gone, and happy they are back:) Nice tribute lens to wolves, lots of people are misinformed! I have written about the bison of Yellowstone Park, as well as some general travel tips on MT travel that includes Yellowstone that might interest you? Thanks for a fun read!

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                  Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

                  @montanatravel52: Growing up in Vermont we have lived for generations without any wolves in our forests. Now that they are returning it is good to know that we don't need to be as fearful of them as portrayed in the fairy tales.

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                  maryLuu 4 years ago

                  I like the wild wolves. They are fascinating animals.

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                  Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

                  Wolves are my favorite animal and this has become one of my favorite lenses! Blessed!

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                  anonymous 4 years ago

                  I've always loved wolves :) Thanks for the great lens!

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                  pheonix76 4 years ago from WNY

                  We know from ecological studies that wolves are a keystone species and are important for keeping an ecosystem in balance. When predatory species are extirpated it's not a good situation for anyone (look at the unsustainable deer populations in the Northeast). Thanks for sharing.

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                  poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

                  So much here evelyn...it's wonderful. Oooh the baby wolves!

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                  whiteskyline lm 4 years ago

                  I think they are amazing animals. I am slightly intimidated by them, but they are beautiful

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                  anonymous 4 years ago

                  How do I feel about wolves? I think they are beautiful and can teach us humans a lot about co-operating in a pack.

                  What a lovely homeschooling resource :)

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                  amitsarkar lm 4 years ago

                  I always afraid of wolves. but i love your lens.

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                  Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

                  I love wild wolves .... Actually I believe all animals should be left in their natural habitat. This lens is excellent! I will be sharing it with my grandchildren.

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                  imagelist lm 4 years ago

                  Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing...

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                  aishu19 4 years ago

                  Wow! There is so much to learn about wolves here! I think I have a lot more to learn about them

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                  ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

                  Eyelyn, you always have the best educational resources around for just about everything! Love this one on wolves.

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                  kcsantos 4 years ago

                  I haven't seen one, but I think there's nothing to be afraid of. Thanks for sharing!

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                  Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

                  I have admired the wolf since I was a small child and when the word got around every xmas and birthday I would get an assortment of wolf gifts some very very nice and some not so much... including a coyote :)

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                  laurenrich 4 years ago

                  I am more interested in the fairy tale wolves. This is an awesome lens. Thanks for sharing.

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                  keithbuk 4 years ago

                  very good and informative lens. I haven't seen as much detail written about wolves in one place.

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                  Rose Jones 3 years ago

                  The wolf is my son's talisman, and a very wonderful animal. Thanks for this amazing lens.

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                  SteveKaye 3 years ago

                  Human activity has taken away so much wilderness that we are now at a tipping point. The key question is: When do we stop?

                  This matters because the destruction of everything includes us.

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                  joinyobsn 3 years ago

                  Wonderful lens on wolves thank you for sharing this insightful information.

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                  cbarkett 3 years ago

                  Amazing lens I will come back and re-read it when I have more time. There's just so much info here. Love it. :O)

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                  Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

                  Great lens! So much information in it. I love all the beautiful photos/posters here too. Back when I read "Never Cry Wolf," it sounded good to be out in the wild with them (distantly that is!) Thanks for sharing this!

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