Watchable Wildlife Manitoba

Wolves


Gray Wolf

Gray Wolf
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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Timber Wolf

Timber Wolf
Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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Wolves can still be found in the wilder parts of Manitoba. They are a highly social animal that survive by working together as a group to raise young and find food. Each pack defends its own territory from intruders. Wolves hunt as a pack, taking turns to run down a deer or other large mammal. They have to work hard to be successful, usually taking only one in ten animals they pursue.

Wolves can be very vocal, calling to each other or breaking out into spontaneous song when reunited after a hunt. Park interpretive programs on wolves often include an opportunity to go out near a wolf rendezvous site to listen to wolves howl and sometimes join them.

Riding Mountain National Park and Whiteshell Provincial Park both have resident populations of wolves and park interpreters can tell you more about where best to listen for them.

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