Video preview: How does the grey wolf survive a brutal Wyoming winter? Casey Anderson explains it to you.

It’s possible that as many as two hundred thousand gray wolves once thrived across the United States. But human settlements expanded and the species was viewed as a threat to livestock, and wolves were gradually eliminated from most of their original territory.

But in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service began a bold movement to capture wild wolves in Canada and reintroduce this formidable predator back into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park.

Although winter in Yellowstone is a harsh season, wolves remain active. They have two layers of hair – course on the outer and a silky layer closest to their skin – that help them stay warm on even the chilliest, snowiest days.

Wolves live, travel, hunt and raise young in organized groups called packs. A dominant pair – an alpha male and female – are the primary breeders and lead the unit. They will move up to a hundred miles per day in search of prey or territory.

Rarely does a person observe the complexities of a wolf pack from the inside, but naturalist Casey Anderson tracked the silver pack in Yellowstone’s backcountry to learn more about this fascinating species…..

Fast Facts
Height: 26-32 inches (.7-.8m) at the shoulder.
Length: 4.5-6.5 feet (1.4-2m) from nose to tip of tail.
Weight: 55-130 lbs (25-59 kg); Males are typically heavier and taller than the females.


Video: Gray Wolf Pack

Responses to "How does the grey wolf survive a brutal Wyoming winter? (VIDEO)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, for such a beautiful presentation. I always look forward to what you share with others from your site! Out-standing!! ^..^

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great Video.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Wolf, my favorite animal. I look forward, to what you share every day. This video, was most excellent!!! Thank you, for sharing. ^..^ "WOOF!"

  4. Anonymous says:

    The wolf is my favorite animal.It breaks my heart each and every time I hear all the negative things about the wolves. They are such majestic creatures.I feel everything that you share on the wolves is educational.every human should educate their selves on the wolves.they are survivor's

  5. Unknown says:

    Wolves are very majestic and beautiful animals.

  6. Unknown says:

    Wolves are very majestic and beautiful animals.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wolves are my favorite animals in the world!!!
    Thnx for the vid.

  8. Anonymous says:

    do you have more videos on wolves but in the spring summer and fall?

  9. Anonymous says:

    how dare people not like wolves!my spirit animal is the majestic wolf!

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