Wolves of the World

1st Edition

Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation


  • Fred H. Harrington
  • Paul C. Paquet
  • Wolves of the World

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    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.


    Animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists.

    Table of Contents

    Behavior and Ecology of Wild Wolves in North America Ecology of Wolves in North-Central Minnesota A Preliminary Study of the Social Organization of the Vancouver Island Wolf Wolf Movements and Food Habits in Northwest Alaska Winter Predation on Bison and Activity Patterns Preliminary Investigations of the Vancouver Island Wolf Prey Relationships Gray WolfûBrown Bear Relationships in the Nelchina Basin of South-Central Alaska Patterns of Home Site Attendance in Two Minnesota Wolf Packs Incidence of Disease and Its Potential Role in the Population Dynamics of Wolves in Riding National Park, Manitoba Behavior and Ecology of Wild Wolves in Eurasia Wolf Ecology and Management in the USSR Behavior and Structure of an Expanding Wolf Population in Karelia, Northern Europe Winter Ecology of a Pack of Three Wolves in Northern Sweden Wolf Management in Intensively Used Areas of Italy Wolves in Israel Status, Growth and Other Facets of the Iranian Wolf Behavior of Wolves in Captivity Monogamy in Wolves: A Review of the Evidence Cooperative Rearing of Simultaneous Litters in Captive Wolves A Long-Term Study of Distributed Pup Feeding in Captive Wolves Reinforcement of Cooperative Behavior in Captive Wolves Probability Learning in Captive Wolves A Wolf Pack Sociogram Conservation The IUCN-SSC Wolf Specialist Group The Apparent Extirpation and Reappearance of Wolves in the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Geographical Variation in Alaskan Wolves Wolf Status in the Northern Rockies Attitudes of Michigan Citizens toward Predators Can the Wolf Be Returned to New York? Some Problems in Wolf Sociology


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    William Andrew
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    About the editors

    Fred H. Harrington

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Paul C. Paquet

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Calgary, Canada