Wolves of the World

Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation


  • Fred H. Harrington, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Paul C. Paquet, University of Calgary, Canada

Since the early 1940s, North America has been the focus of studies of free-ranging wolves. Much of Canada and most of Alaska support numerous viable and sometimes thriving wolf populations. This comprehensive text considers the behavior and ecology of wild wolves in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Israel, and Iran. It also discusses wolf behavior in captivity and methods of conservation.
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Animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists.


Book information

  • Published: December 1982
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-0905-9

Table of Contents

Behavior and Ecology of Wild Wolves in North AmericaEcology of Wolves in North-Central MinnesotaA Preliminary Study of the Social Organization of the Vancouver Island WolfWolf Movements and Food Habits in Northwest AlaskaWinter Predation on Bison and Activity PatternsPreliminary Investigations of the Vancouver Island Wolf Prey RelationshipsGray WolfûBrown Bear Relationships in the Nelchina Basin of South-Central AlaskaPatterns of Home Site Attendance in Two Minnesota Wolf PacksIncidence of Disease and Its Potential Role in the Population Dynamics of Wolves in Riding National Park, ManitobaBehavior and Ecology of Wild Wolves in EurasiaWolf Ecology and Management in the USSRBehavior and Structure of an Expanding Wolf Population in Karelia, Northern EuropeWinter Ecology of a Pack of Three Wolves in Northern SwedenWolf Management in Intensively Used Areas of ItalyWolves in IsraelStatus, Growth and Other Facets of the Iranian WolfBehavior of Wolves in CaptivityMonogamy in Wolves: A Review of the EvidenceCooperative Rearing of Simultaneous Litters in Captive WolvesA Long-Term Study of Distributed Pup Feeding in Captive WolvesReinforcement of Cooperative Behavior in Captive WolvesProbability Learning in Captive WolvesA Wolf Pack SociogramConservationThe IUCN-SSC Wolf Specialist GroupThe Apparent Extirpation and Reappearance of Wolves in the Kenai Peninsula, AlaskaGeographical Variation in Alaskan WolvesWolf Status in the Northern RockiesAttitudes of Michigan Citizens toward PredatorsCan the Wolf Be Returned to New York?Some Problems in Wolf SociologyNunamiut Eskimos, Wildlife Biologists, and Wolves