Some wolves hunted and lived after severe injuries-

Sue Ware, a paleopathologist, has examined the skeletons of about 160 Park wolves, and found numerous injuries and reinjuries, but she says Park are wolves healthier on the whole than others she has studied.

 Yellowstone wolf skeletons hint at their lives. By Brett French. Billings Gazette.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Skeletons of Yellowstone wolves tell interesting tales

  1. avatar Maska says:

    Thanks for posting this link, Ralph. Those of us who do wolf outreach to the public will find it helpful in portraying just how hazardous it can be to be a wild wolf–even if human beings aren’t shooting at you. ^..^

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