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.

About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

One Response to Skeletons of Yellowstone wolves tell interesting tales

  1. 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. ^..^


October 2011


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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