Saturday

Spend some time watching 2 beautiful white wolves go about their daily life at the International Wolf Center Exhibit Pack in Ely, Minnesota USA. Check back often.

Wolf Dens

In a normal den, the birthing chamber lies at the end of a tunnel that may be up to 15 feet long in soft soil. The den is often slightly elevated above the rest of the tunnel, and no den-lining material is used. The mother keeps the den clean by eating fecal mater of her pups. The birthing chamber is usually about three feet in diameter and about two feet high.

Shortly before giving birth, a pregnant female will seek out a den. Dens may be a deep riverbank hollow, a cleft between rocks, a hollow log, a space under an upturned tree or a space under a rock overhang. Sometimes wolves will use abandoned dens of other animals, such as bear dens or a beaver dam.

Dens are often reused by generations of wolves; one den in Jasper National Park was used by wolves eight times in fifteen years. One on Ellesmere Island may be even older, since bones dated at 783 years old.

The entrance to the den is about 20 to 28 inches wide and 15 to 20 inches high. Dens may have two or more entrances, both of which are usually marked by a large pile of dirt. Den sites are often near a source of water, and are often elevated so that wolves can detect approaching enemies.

The Alpha male is very protective of the den. He will often act as a decoy, leading predators (bears and even eagles may prey on a very your pup) away from the site. Although wolves will often stand their ground against wild predators at the den site, they will usually run away for the approach of humans.


Occasional cases of more than one female using the same den at a time have been reported

Wolves may change dens though the year, moving their pups a mile or more. This may occur because of parasitic infestation of the den or because of a disturbance of the den by humans or other animals. (Source)

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Responses to "Amazing Webcam Features White Wolves At Their Den (LIVE)"

  1. Too cool, thank you for the insight into this majestic animal...

  2. SASS says:

    fantastic glimpse of these beautiful beings in peace and repose - like us. We need to respect them!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Such beautiful creatures. I have windows 8 is there a way I can pin the cam site to my start menu so I don't have to keep going thru my facebook page?

  4. Anonymous says:

    To Anonymous: You should have a button on your favorites bar that looks like a yellow star with a green arrow through it. Pushing this will add whatever site you're currently on to the favorites bar. Not as good as pinning it to the start menu, but it will be right there whenever you're online. Hope this helps.

  5. Anonymous says:

    i dont here no sound of the wolf or when u speak

  6. Anonymous says:

    que bellos!

  7. Demfatale says:

    Too wonderful for words. I wish sound could be added; they are singing to each other right now!!!

  8. Thank You,,Greetings from the Netherlands,Rik Whistler for Wolves..The Wolves will like my music..go to my Youtube-Channel and try..
    http://www.youtube.com/fluteplayerful

  9. Anonymous says:

    ENJOY YOUR WEBCAM WOLF DEN VERY MUCH BUT DO WISH YOU HAD AUDIO TURNED ON WITH THE VIDEO IF THAT WOULD BE POSSIBLE? SO AS TO HEAR ALL THE SOUNDS AROUND THE DEN---dovicmas@gmail.com

  10. My Blessing to these beautiful creatures.. Thank you for allowing us to view them.

  11. Are there pups?

  12. Anonymous says:

    so nice to see the wolf in a safe area and not have to worry about the idiots with guns------Tom

  13. Anonymous says:

    Love the International Wolf Center, We have been traveling from AZ to MN for several years now, to visit and to help out when we can. They do such great work... Thank you for sharing the webcam for people to see...

  14. The most beautiful creatures on earth!!! Thank you so much for allowing us to view them.

  15. Catherine Keohane-Johnson says:

    Beautiful peaceful animals. Thank you for posting this link. I could watch it all day :)

  16. Anonymous says:

    Makes my heart happy to watch this...I could sit here for hours and peer into the lives of these majestic animals that I love so very much...

  17. says wolf my love!!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    They are beautiful! Thank you so much!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Aw So lovely - & when I looked it was snowing - Magic!

  20. Anonymous says:

    how come they don't have night vision? You can't see anything when it's dark :/

  21. Ok for the last comment- the wolves have the night vision not the webcam...lol.

  22. Theresa Greco says:

    A big "thank you" to the person putting in fresh straw. I know it's awfully cold out there!

  23. Anonymous says:

    to go directly to the video, use http://www.ustream.tv/embed/12159843

  24. Ive been watching them daily for about a month now. They are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing them everyday. Thank you for sharing

  25. Radonna Hamilton says:

    Webcam is not working, it says file is corrupt

  26. Anonymous says:

    they are one of GOD's beautiful creatures! xoxo

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