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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Updated on May 5, 2015

Let's Learn about Wolves!

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 | 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.


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 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















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 5 years ago

      They like to be stylish too.

    • Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      But it's usually in sheep's clothing.

    • aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Of fairy tales :)

    • pyngthyngs 5 years ago

      That I would like to see.

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      The elder females might in the winter

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      Only the transvestite wolves

    • anonymous 7 years ago


    • 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


    • 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.


    • 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 5 years ago


      • dariameister 5 years ago

        This has tickled me :o)

      • tricomanagement 5 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 5 years ago

          Three little pigs stew.

        • tricomanagement 5 years ago

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

        • Deadicated LM 5 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 6 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 5 years ago

            i hate them

          • anonymous 7 years ago

            Wolfs are never bad!!!

          • anonymous 8 years ago


            (If kitstas like it why not wolves?)

          Wolves are coming back...

          Snuggle | Source

          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

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            • 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 5 years ago

              Yes, they need protection.

            • remicallens 5 years ago

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


            • remicallens 5 years ago

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


            • anonymous 5 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.

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            • anonymous 5 years ago

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

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              Beautiful creatures with a right to live

            • dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

              yes they should be

            • dariameister 5 years ago

              Who are we to play god?

            • Kay 5 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 5 years ago

              children have nothing to fear from wolves - only man

            • Deadicated LM 5 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 5 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

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            • anonymous 5 years ago

              We're coming back and taking our home.Try to hunt us down mike because you'll be the first.

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              YES!! all animals should be protected..if you don't protect wolves people will start hunting them again...which in the end could make them endangered...

            • anonymous 5 years ago

              @mike Have you realised that wolves are intelligent creatures that feel pain, just like you? I agree to mercy killing them, ie. Wolf having injured XXXX, going to die anyway. But SHOOT? TRAP? Why are you even POSTING on this site just to say we should continue shooting something that has JUST been put out of the endangered list. Think this way: They just got off of the endangered list, right? The thing is, people like you will shoot them again until they will become endangered AGAIN. I feel your choice is strange, as they are beautiful creatures. I, personally, think they can be smarter than humans at times. Please, if you value yourself, value wolves too. We are all related to wolves if you go back far enough.

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            • TheHealthGuy LM 5 years ago from U.S.A.

              I don't believe all life is sacred. But the choices were limited. Personally I feel the Gray Wolf is one of natures most magnificent creatures. There has been NOT one incident of a wolf attacking a human in the United States in almost 200 years. Everyone wants to kill wolves and let gangbangers live. I think we have our priorities mixed up. Let's open an extended hunting season on gangbangers so I can have some fun and leave the stately wolf alone.

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              What happened to the Wolf and Coyote? Wolves don't deserve to die, they live to survive, kill one, you're no good than killing a human. Animals were here first, why do we treat them as though they are crap and desere to die just for thier natural instinct? If you were starving what would you do! A gun to thier head, is one step to a death of regret in the reincarnation or afterlife.(Depends on ur religon, i belive reincarnation). If you let your kids wonder, then ur no good, i never went anywhere as a kid without an adult, when a dog attacked my brother i was there and so was my brother, my dad simply shooed him off, no shooting(big rottriler...don't know if he was friendly or p.o.ed.. he looked cute) Make a better fence for your cattle, at least if one is picked off you know somone enjoys your food. Don't be ungrateful to them, without wolves, your movies and modern books wouldnt have had werewolves or wolf's anything. Just think about it, if it's eating your face off then yeah that might be the time to shoot it in the paw or something, but just because, i'd call you a bast**d. And this is coming from someone who loves thier fears. If you're a godly person, no body was created equal, cuz if you murder nature, your a good for nothing scumbag. NA d i hope you get stuck as a human agaiin, you don't deserve to be an animal in the next life, not after what ou say and talk crap about them. Sure cows and pigs and chicken are good, but that's all that should be killed. and deer if you're that kind of person up north, or country...i do not know, im a city person who longs the cold woods just to see what is waht i consider the best animals(no offense, its just in my world). Let wolves natrual predetors take care of em, and stop polluting. GZive the frikin land back to them, cuz they were here first! Native americans had the right idea, they al least asked the soul. -Wolfy<3

            • norma-holt 6 years ago

              Humans will take a gun and kill anything that annoys them and wolves are at risk if taken off the list,

            • Philippians468 6 years ago

              they must!

            • Fox Music 6 years ago

              Mans Best Freind

            • SofiaMann 6 years ago

              It is a wonderful animal.

            • DickeyDido 6 years ago

              Absolutely! I don't approve of hunting because to me it's just killing just for the thrill of it. In that regard I'm not your average Texan. About 20 years ago I had two hybrid wolves who were the most interesting animals I've encountered. Great lens by the way.

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              Wolves are life and they have families like humans do. If we kill them, their pack will die off, especially if its an alpha in its pack. Then their population would decrease anyway. Just think of it, we may not realize it but, THEY HAVE LIVES!!!!

            • anonymous 6 years ago

              Wolf will be protected

              they are perishing do to the simple crime of scapegoating. farmers take a one dead calf. ONE calf. then they go out and murder a 20 wolf pack. hope you enjoy that DEATH burger because thats it really is.. Murder & Greed

              not to mention the War on wolf puppies......

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              response to Lukafer2: that's a social construct, people don't cry for a dead spider because theyre not raised to it, not because of percieved inequality of species

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              I honestly don't know how an animal that has been exterpirated from more than half the continent cannot be endangered, I think it's just a classic case of people making an excuse to kill for fun, did you know that in the calvinist church it's illegal to hunt animals? not because of any sentiment for the animal, but because of the corruption ond inhumanity it breeds in people.

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              You monsters all ready killed all the nfld wolve what else do you want!

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              Yes they should they are not encountered with humans often. And they are not coyotes they wont go for children. Wolves have to eat just like humans do so its not really fair to judge tham on their hunting when most humans eat meat as well. And there isnt a recorded case of a healthy wolf killing a human sorry to tell you

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              of course yes!!! They are in dangerous!

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              Yes they should be protected from the fat, old, ranchers that love to shoot things. They should realize that its the wolves' hunger that drives them to it. If there were more natural prey, That the same ranchers, hadnt killed the wolves would eat that. Yet they kill everything for fun and enjoyment. When will they learn that all life is sacred? Healthy wolves do not eat children!

              *In northwestern MT this is the sad cause of wolf deaths.*

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              POOOOOOOOO! yes i agree

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              all aniamls have the chance at life. no one should take that away from them! They were here before man was made and people need to relize that!!

            • anonymous 7 years ago

              gray wolves must be protected!

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            • anonymous 8 years ago

              YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              hell yer

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              They were here first!

              Can we just lave them be, the only reason the atack, like bears and cougars, and elaphants, and so manny more, is because they feel thretend, give em' some room!


              And BTW: if you are worried about cattle, the wolves have to eat to!

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              no human is in danger, and the wolves were here first

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              the dumb people who took wolves off the list really should LISTEN!

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              Yes and for all those stupid people who say they should be controlled please compare their population to the animal that has the highest population and has stronger protections than animals on the endangered species list HUMANS!

              the only things that cull humans are natural disasters!!

            • andreaberrios lm 8 years ago

              Every living creature on this wold should be protected. There is a lot of cruelty when it comes to "hunting". Like baby seals and other animals, they should be protected and loved.

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              yes wolves should still be protected anyways peaple tell mean stories about them they still are part of our would because the litle red ridinghood, the three litle pigies,and the boy who could wolf are just miths

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              yes otherwise they will die out

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              PROTECT! THE! WOLVES!

            • Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

              They should definitely be protected, (as should seals). Cattle, pets and children can be protected in other ways (but of course that would involve some real time and money).

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              Yes because they are a part of our world and they don't deserve to be killed for nothing, and they keep herds to the minimum. They are amazing creatures,but if we wipe them out we will never know what they are capable of.

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              yes wolves are animals just like others including tiger lion bear dog they should be protected because they have done nothing to hurt us and the hole ecosystem will be different

            • Plush LM 8 years ago

              We have robbed them of their home. So I guess we are to be blamed, too. And it's sad because more and more animals will lose their homes,too. There's only one Earth, and it ain't getting any bigger! ;-(

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            • anonymous 8 years ago

              Yes.Wolves are magnificent animals.They need to be protected.

            • MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

              Wolves are a noble animal. I know Alaskans like to shoot them, but they deserve to live!

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            • anonymous 8 years ago

              Of corse, There is no recorded story that a wolf attacked a human

            • anonymous 8 years ago

              I admittantly would cry more if my dog died, rather than my spider (supposing I had either), but thats because you'd probably get to know your dog better than your spider.

              Do we really want Gray Wolves to be endangered again?I mean, we went through so much work to save them, so why risk having to do that all again?Why not just protect them and save us even more work to keep the species alive.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              yes because wolves have feelings to and because of humain activities they start to disapper

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              I agree with Courtney 100%

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Yes the Gray Wolves should still be protected. As soon as their taken off the list people will just start killing them again for no reason.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Hell ya!!!! Who knows what might happen in the future. but if we do protect them just wondering not saying we shouldt but if we did what will happen then??? Well I rather them live than die!!!!!

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              evean though they are of the endangerd list they can still be put back on if we stop protecting them and there enviroments dont be the ones who killed the animal that makes beautifull songs !! here is a poam im working on

              howl music written within a soul of an animals heart as it sings for its lost and as it sings for its hope and as it sings for the break of day will come again and as that night ends all is not lost as that song will come again

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              I hate all people who would think it right to kill wolves, they have a family and kids and friends and feelings just like people do, i cannot beleive that some selfish a**h*** would not want to save the wolves, they have more understanding and respect for life than anyone will ever know...

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Why should we let humans over-populate the earth. I say that we should all be equally protected. And their hunting nature is their NATURE. C'mon, people. When you see the day when someone kills a wolf and no one is angered, then that will be the day that all humanity will DIE!!!!

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              yes they should be protected at all cost there no reasons they should be killed. its like something trying to killed us i say the wolfs should live on

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              YES!Of course the wolves should be protected. Because of our foolishness and selfishness, we humans have lowered their numbers and their homes to horridly low numbers. Now that we(some still haven't)have realised our mistakes, why should we stop trying to save them now? Wolves deserve to live on this Earth just as much as you or I or any other being given life. They are kind and compassionate, loyal and protective, loving and caring, and we humans could really learn a few lesons from these guys. So yes, I say the wolves must still be protected, lest we realise this time, too late the horrid mistake we have done and the wonderous creatures we have lost. Why stop protecting them now? It's our fault that they're suffering this way, we at least owe them the protection they more than rightfuly deserve and must help them in everyway possible so that their wonderful species may last for generations and generations to come.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              I love wolves so much I visit the everday at my zoo. They have the right to live on this Earth as we do. I too would like to see and touch a wolf up close. The wolf completes me in every way of my life.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              i love wolves and because i'm still young i haven't yet seen or touched a live wolf. so they have to stay alive so i, oneday , will meet one

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              yes they should deffinately be protected!!!!! we are the higher speices we should start acting like it!!!

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Wolves are my favorite animals because of there team work, love, and intelagents. And also because they to me they are the most beautiful animal I can think of.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Yes, I believe they should. Wolves are extravagant animals and earth just wouldn't be the same if they were gone. However, it's better for wolves to be living in the wilderness than human homes and captivity. Wolves are radiant animals with strong intelligence, but are not meant to be in cages or small areas. I just hope now less people will continue slaughtering them for fun, for it's wrong and devastating.

            • DavidYarian LM 9 years ago

              Absolutely. These exquisite creatures must be allowed to remain on our planet!

            • Amanda Blue 9 years ago

              Yes, they must be! This site is such an important, complete and lovely one. 5 stars and favorited.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              All of God's creations have to live! Humans are much more of animals as any other creature in the world so why can't Gray wolves live as well.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              All animals are gods creature's therefor they all should be protected!

            • Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

              Wolves are beautiful and not as dangerous as some believe. I would like them to be protected. In fact I don't believe in killing any animal unless it has been proven to be dangerous.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Grey Wolves should be protected, they have the rights as any other animal would.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Yes! I hate how people are saying the wolves are attacking their pets.. and what's next, their children...? Seriously!?

              There has never been a wolf attack on a human without the human first attacking the wolf or agitating the animal...

              So lets kill them? So they might not attack things that are OUR responsibility? Children and our pets are our responsibility. No need to make hunting it legal! Fair enough attack it if it's on your land and you feel threatened, but otherwise, just co-exist...

              IT CAN BE DONE! Native Americans did it for eons with lesser weapons.

              Silly silly this is!


            • Soul-Mate 9 years ago

              I love wolves. I love all animals. Every creature on earth has a right to be here or God wouldn't have made them

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Humans are the most selfish animals on the planet and I think that we should learn more from the wolf packs! They work in harmony and cooperation for the greater good, they prize their children and they mourn their dead. They respect shouuld we. We can't expect them to keep on a small little patch of land... humans are the most selfish animal on the planet.

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              Removal from the list will be seen as an invitation to renew the slaughter.

            • rwoman 9 years ago

              Yes they should! You have a great lens here! I'm glad I stopped by Rwoman

            • Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

              Yes! There are too many so-called "hunters" out there who shoot anything that moves so they can feel more manly.

            • enchantedsister 9 years ago

              Absolutely! Great Lens here - check out my Wolf Lens "The Wolves".

            • Stephene 9 years ago

              It should!

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              why not they great creatures

            • anonymous 9 years ago

              of course!

            • KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

              I was very saddened to hear this news on the radio. Gray wolves should remain on the endangered list.

            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 9 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.

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              How do you feel about wolves?

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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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                  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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                  joinyobsn 3 years ago

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

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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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                  Rose Jones 4 years ago

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

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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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  imagelist lm 4 years ago

                  Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing...

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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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                  amitsarkar lm 4 years ago

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

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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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                  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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                  poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

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

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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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                  anonymous 4 years ago

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

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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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                  maryLuu 4 years ago

                  I like the wild wolves. They are fascinating animals.

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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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                  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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                  mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

                  Very informative. Loved the wooden wolf puzzle.

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                  PristeamDetail LM 5 years ago

                  Nice Lens Evelyn

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                  Lorelei Cohen 5 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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                  CameronPoe 5 years ago

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

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                  iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

                  Great lens!!! I'm featuring it on my lens on Wyoming .

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                  Heather B 5 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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                  dann7trdro lm 5 years ago

                  awesome lens

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                  tricomanagement 5 years ago

                  living ones

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                  Deadicated LM 5 years ago

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

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                  aquarian_insight 5 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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                  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.


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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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  VillaDejaBlue 5 years ago

                  Nice lens.

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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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                  KingDannyD LM 5 years ago

                  I have a husky that looks like a wolf.

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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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                  Avi Wolfson 5 years ago from Massachusetts

                  I love wolves. I have a wolf tattoo.

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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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                  jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

                  Return Visitor. TOTALLY excellent lens!

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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

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

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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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                  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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                  Zut Moon 5 years ago

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

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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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                  baby-strollers 5 years ago

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

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                  Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

                  Thanks for this great lens.

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                  kyhillbullies 5 years ago

                  Loved it

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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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                  Deb Kingsbury 6 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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                  speaktolearn 6 years ago

                  I'm kind of afraid of big bad wolves myself

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                  inkserotica 6 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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                  cinstress 6 years ago

                  they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

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                  cinstress 6 years ago

                  they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

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                  Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

                  What a wonderful teaching and information resource.

                  I'm in awe of your creativity.

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                  reasonablerobby 6 years ago

                  once again an amazing resource, simply brilliant!

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                  Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

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

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                  Pat 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

                  This page has some great images.

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                  anonymous 6 years ago

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

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                  norma-holt 6 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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                  Philippians468 6 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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                  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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                  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 Hope you enjoy my drawing.

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                  Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

                  Loads of great info. Thanks for sharing!

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                  myraggededge 6 years ago

                  Glorious lens and a wonderful resource! Blessed :-)

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                  DogToys LM 6 years ago

                  One of the most beautiful animals on earth.

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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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                  scar4 6 years ago

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

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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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                  SofiaMann 6 years ago

                  The wolves are spectacular. Congratulations on another exceptional lens.

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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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                  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

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

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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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                  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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                  Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

                  Wonderfully comprehensive and fascinating information on the gray wolves.

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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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                  Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

                  Fantastic article...thank you for sharing this.

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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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                  Robin S 6 years ago from USA

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

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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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                  triathlontraini1 7 years ago

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

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                  Airinka 7 years ago

                  Very interesting information about wolves!

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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @GonnaFly: Thanks for stopping by 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

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

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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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                  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!


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                  Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

                  @lasertek lm: Thank you for visiting the wolves.

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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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                  anonymous 7 years ago

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


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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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                  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