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Yellowstone National Park - Forces of the Northern Range - Wolf Tracks


Location of sign - on the Forces of the Northern Range Trail between Tower Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs 

in Yellowstone National Park.


Photo taken June 2008

Wolf Tracks, Wolf Tracks sign, Yellowstone National Park  


Text of sign:


Wolf Tracks


Gray wolves (Canis lupus) are the largest member of the canine family.  They are well suited to Yellowstone where winters are

long and severe.  Wolves move easily over the snow on their large paws, their thick fur keeping them warm.


Wolves have short bushy tails and short, rounded ears.  They can run 43 miles per hour on their long legs!


Howling is a form of communication that is often heard on a calm Yellowstone night.


Pups are born in April or May.  The entire pack helps take care of them.


Social Life


Most wolves are social animals that live in packs of five or more members.  They hunt, eat, and rest together.  The alpha pair, one

male and one female, are the leaders of the pack.




Pups are born in spring in their den.  While their parents are hunting, other pack members take turns "babysitting.' Like other

mammals, young wolves learn important skills while playing with each other.




Wolves' long legs allow them to race across the landscape for great distances.  Their speed, stamina and "teamwork" are extremely

beneficial while hunting.


In Yellowstone, wolves' primary food is elk.  Because the hunt cooperatively with other members of the pack, wolves are able to

hunt large mammals such as elk, moose, or bison.  They also eat small mammals, birds, eggs, berries and carrion.


This exhibit made possible by a generous grant from the Yellowstone Association.


Graphics on the sign


In addition to the text there are pictures of wolves, and a three dimensional display of wolf tracks.


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