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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Updated on August 23, 2017

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?

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?

Wolves are coming back...

Snuggle
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?

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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?

Should Gray Wolves be protected?

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?

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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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      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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      anonymous 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      poppy mercer 5 years ago from London

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

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      pheonix76 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      Teri Villars 5 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 5 years ago

      I like the wild wolves. They are fascinating animals.

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      Evelyn Saenz 5 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 5 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 https://hubpages.com/education/wyoming-lesson-plan .

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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.

      *Blessed*

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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 6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Thanks for this great lens.

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      kyhillbullies 6 years ago

      Loved it

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      Renaissance Woman 6 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 http://www.pencil-drawing-idea.com/wolf-pencil-dra... 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 7 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 7 years ago from Canada

      Fantastic article...thank you for sharing this.

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      imolaK 7 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 7 years ago from USA

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

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      seegreen 7 years ago

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

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      seegreen 7 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!

      Linda

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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