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So what do Ravens and Wolves have in common you say? The following information comes from “The Wolf Almanac,” a celebration of wolves and their world, 1995/1998 by Robert Busch.

 He explains the relationship and proves once again one of the many contributions wolves give to the environment.

"One of the most fascinating relationships between animals is the one that seems to exist between wolves and ravens. The raven, scavenger of food of all types, will often follow wolf packs in hopes of morsels of food. And wolves have learned to watch for circling ravens as a sign of of possible food below. But there seems to be more than just a symbiosis based on food between the two species; many observations have been made that can only be described as a friendship between the big predator and the wily bird."


In Arctic Wild, Lois Crisler states her belief that “ravens and wolves just like each other’s company.” She described one play session between the two species, with the raven diving at the wolves and jumping around just out of reach. “He played this raven tag for ten minutes at a time. If the wolves ever tired of it, he sat squawking till they came over to him again.”


L. David Mech, in The Wolves of Isle Royale, described the “peculiar relationship” between a flock of ravens and a large wolf pack, and wrote that wolves and ravens “often seem to play together.”














Responses to "Wolves and Ravens; A Fascinating Relationship (Photos)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    they have the most wonderful friendship love the ravens and wolves

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome, beautiful creatures. Bonus points for the "Three Eyed Raven"!!

  3. Lovely =)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn't call that love. It is called scrounging. One or the other will find food and then they try to steal from one another. Has been that way since the beginning. "Love" What is wrong with people?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Murder VS Flock?

  6. Anonymous says:

    VERY COOL THANKYOU

  7. for the Anonymous guy up there saying how it's not love
    it's some kind of a relationship

    The birds signal wolves to where carcasses are
    because they themselves aren't able to rip open some tough hide. Once the wolves are done with it the ravens and crows are able to eat
    it's a win win for both animals

  8. Loved discovering it. Thank you !

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