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How Wolves and Humans Are Alike

Part Two of a Six-Part Series on Wolf-Human Conflict While some people see wolves as vicious killers to be feared, hated and eradicated, I see wolves as essential predators that we have much in common with. We have similar family structures, preferred habitats, diets, personalities, feelings, and codes of conduct.

Wolves once roamed almost all of the Northern Hemisphere. Wolves can live most everywhere we do: forests, prairies, tundra, mountains, deserts, and swamps. They can thrive even in areas crowded with humans such as Europe and Asia.

As humans did, wolves evolved in families, found strength in numbers. Members of any healthy family-human or wolf-assume specific roles. Like human parents, the alpha pair makes decisions and controls the pack. Other members contribute to the pack's survival. In their families...to read more

Rick Lamplugh lives near Yellowstone's north gate and is the author of the Amazon Bestseller In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter's Immersion in Wild Yellowstone. Available as eBook or paperback. Or as a signed copy from the author.

Photo of wolf and man via public domain