On Location With Wolves- Yellowstone National Park and Central Idaho

Wolves have held a nearly mythical place in the human consciousness for hundreds of years. Shy and intensely cautious, they avoid people and never stray far from the pack. Their dwindling numbers in North America in recent years have sparked a renewed interest in their protection. Through unparalleled nature photography and impressive historical footage, the Wolves Omnitheater film will immerse you in the lives of wolves in their natural habitat. Sit in the middle of the pack as it prowls, howls, hunts, and plays, and discover the power, the vulnerability, and the spirit of these nearly mythic creatures.

The foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the vast plains nearby were once home great herds of bison, co-existing with packs of wolves and Native American tribes. But armies from the east, newly-released from Civil War battlegrounds, were used as a powerful arm of the United States Federal Government. Native American occupation of the plains would not be tolerated by a nation bent on dividing, developing and owning territory. The only way to rid the land of its current occupants was to drive their very livelihood and sustenance to the brink of extinction. Bison had to be wiped out – and wiped out they were before the close of the 19th century. It wasn’t much longer before wolves also disappeared from the area.

In the wide open country behind Central Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, the film follows the Nez Perce (a Native American tribe who has occupied this area for many generations) as they reintroduce their old friend the wolf to its former place in the wilderness, where they had not been seen for decades.

A similar reintroduction project is being undertaken by biologists in nearby Yellowstone National Park. The Yellowstone biologists are witness to a vast and exciting project that will result in the return of these formidable predators to their natural habitat.

Extraordinarily, it is humans who are responsible for the animal's renaissance. After decades of work, we've succeeded in putting a symbol of wildness is back in the wilderness.

Quebec, Canada

In Canada, where wolf populations are still sustainable, the wolf is under pressure from hunters, trappers, and ranchers. There, scientists have developed "soft traps" to capture wolves unharmed for collaring and population study. They measure and weigh of the animals and conduct DNA studies to look at population diversity and bloodlines. In a place where many wolves still survive, the focus is on developing partnerships between conservationists, government, and economic interests, so that the population will continue to thrive.

Alaska's Northern Slope

For most of the last fifty thousand years, Asia and America were joined. During various ice ages a land bridge between Alaska and what we now call Siberia formed. Eons ago, the horse and camel migrated across it from America to Asia, while caribou and bison moved in the opposite direction from Asia to the New World. Among those animals were migrating herds of muskox, buffalo and caribou. As the vast herds forded wide rivers and spread out across the tundra of Alaska's North Slope, some species turned south, but the caribou and muskox remained. Accompanying these herds were those creatures that depended upon them for survival, including small bands of human hunters, and their kindred spirits, the wolf packs.

VIDEO: Wolves Omnitheater film - trailer

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oh my~ Awesome.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just think, this pack which is protected on the reservation, is in the State of Idaho, where hunting the Wolf, is legal and encouraged!!! I, live in Idaho, in an area of Wolf territory. They are very shy. Although, I have encountered a young Moose, come to my front door! (which, DWM darted and relocated) And I have experienced a Cougar, hanging out on the roof of my garage, for a week. But, I chose to live here, I believe I am a guest in THEIR home, and I need to be mindful (for my safety) and respectful to the creature's who live here. It is ALWAYS a thrill for me, when I see them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This was amazing. We are relocating to the country this Spring and I can only hope that we will have some of these beautiful creatures o our property. They are magnificent and very misunderstood.

  4. Unknown says:

    I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS!!! Thank you to Anonymous from Idaho for your comment and attitude.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Anonymous from Idaho, your attitude is an example.
    An example that i seek everyday everywhere, to learn and grow.

    Thank you by your post.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Magnifique vidéo. Merci. Qu'ils sont beaux ces loups en liberté.

  7. Anonymous says:

    That was beautiful I would love to see the whole thing.I believe that these majestic creatures belong running free as they did with the Indians and bison's.They should not be killed and force what by right should be their inhabitant.We humans have taken over their territories.Enough murdering of these animals we as humans have destroyed enough. I feel the government should start really educating them selves on the wolves.I don't believe they have taken the time.Wake up before its to late and these animal are all killed and gone.Hatred of these creatures have been handed down from generation to generation.Its time to stop I believe we all could co-exist.If all the hate would go away The wolves have some of the same qualities as humans they are loving parents,they try to provide for their families.they hunt for food to feed them what ever means they can.Humans do the same thing except you work to earn money so you can provide for your family.your work is manual,but the work is hard also do you think running several miles to find found food is easy just think how hard it is for them to bring the animal they have chosen down.Humans have guns all they have to do is aim. and they do that so well.The wolves are survivors.Please stop the killing and educate your selves.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful animals, may they live in peace.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful animals. They deserve to live as God and unharmed by man. They were here long before man intruded on their territory. Man chooses to deplete these areas for their own ....raise more cattle, sheep...whatever. Man has the ability to cease the existence of these beautiful animals...and they will. I would like to think hunting regs. would change to save the wolf from extinction. Padding the politicians pockets with money, favors, etc. in exchange for the mindless slaughter of the wolf, seems to be the way. Government has the power. They pretend to be concerned. Not really. For hiring people to kill wolves continues. Man continues to strip the hunting lands of the wolf, and then complaining of the wolves intrusion on their property. This makes no sense. We need to learn to coexist. Once again, man disturbs the natural order of the environment. You take away a natural predator, a different one will arise, and eventually, you will have a new set of problems. So, will man completely annihilate all creatures for their own monetary gain? We should be learning how to preserve our world. It's slowly depleting. What world are we leaving to our children and their children's children??? Do we care??? Let these beautiful animals live in peace.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love wolves !!cant wait!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    i cant wait to see thsi i love wolves they are beautiful creatures i wouldn't mind seeing some in my own yard one day i believe i have a Wolf spirit with me always i wish people wold just leave them be and allow them to live in peace

  13. Dave says:

    It's lovely to hear someone from Idaho with this attitude, shame everyone in Idaho is not like this.

  14. Dave says:

    Yes, well said.

  15. Anonymous says:

    i'm a wolf lover ,i can't wait.and idaho wolf lover thank-you !!!!

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