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The mysterious wolves of Belarus

July 1, 2015

It was just after 3 a.m. as we very quietly exited the van, making sure our water-resistant clothes didn’t make too much noise. A wolf researcher howled into the cold and murky mist. We waited in darkness, hoping for an answer. A single wolf howl from about 300 meters in front of us broke the silence. We peered into the agricultural and forested expanse, straining to get a glimpse of the wolf in the faint star-light. Suddenly, from behind, another howl countered. The expedition’s leader explained that we were standing between two female wolves and their pups—both being tended to by the same male!

Publication Year 2015
Title The mysterious wolves of Belarus
Authors Shannon Barber-Meyer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title International Wolf
Index ID 70159931
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center