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Wild Animal Watch: Wolves
Resources and Web Links
Grade Levels: 3–8

*Books for Teachers
*Books for Students
*Web Links
*Non-Profit Organizations

Teacher's Guide

Books: For Teachers

  • Discovering Yellowstone Wolves: Watcher's Guide (1996) by James C. Halfpenny and Diann Thompson (Ordering: A Naturalist's World, P.O. Box 989, Gardiner, MT 59030)

  • The Wolves of Yellowstone by Mike Phillips & Douglas W. Smith. Photographs by Barry and Terri O'Neill. Voyager Press.

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Books: For Students
  • Journey of the Red Wolf written and photographed by Roland Smith. Cobblehill, 1996. (grades 3–6)

  • When the Wolves Return by Ron Hirschi. Photographs by Thomas B. Mangelsen. Cobblehill, 1995. (grades 3–6)

  • Wolves by Seymour Simon. HarperCollins Juvenile Books, 1993. (grades K–2)

  • Red Wolf Country by Jonathan London. Illustrated by Daniel San Souci. Dutton, 1996. (grades 3–6)

  • The Call of the Wildby Jack London. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

  • Gray Wolf, Red Wolfby Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Photographs by William Munoz. Clarion Books, 1990. (grades 3–6)

  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. HarperCollins Juvenile Books, 1987. (grades 3–6)

  • Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat. Bantam Books, 1983.

  • Return of the Wolf by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent. Illustrated by Jared Taylor Williams. Clarion, 1995.

  • White Fang by Jack London. Tor Books, 1990.

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    For Older Readers

  • "The Ninemile Wolves": An Essay by Rick Bass

  • Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez. Peter Smith Publishing, 1982. (grades

  • Wolves of Minong: Their Vital Role in a Wild Community by Durward L. Allen. University of Michigan Press, 1993.

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Web Links

International Wolf Center
Young students can hear wolf howls, download wolf images, and learn facts about wolves. Older students can actually track the movements of wolf packs by accessing the Superior National Forest wolf telemetry project.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Division of Endangered Species: Red Wolf
This government site explores red wolf recovery efforts, beginning with a small one that began in 1967, before there was an Endangered Species Act. The general information about red wolf social structure, range, habitat, and history as an endangered species is great and all population figures on this site are current.

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Non-Profit Organizations: Help the Wolves!

One way to help wolves is to learn all you can about these wonderful predators and share this information with your friends and family. Another way to help wolves is to raise money for the wolves. Reintroduction programs cost a lot of money to run. Perhaps you and your class can come up with ways to help fund these important projects.

Below is a list of non-profit organizations that accept donations to help the wolves.

Yellowstone Wolf Restoration Fund
The Yellowstone Park Foundation
37 East Main Street, Suite 4
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-6303

Defenders of Wildlife
Northern Rockies Regional Office
1101 Fourteenth Street NW
Room 1400
Washington, D.C. 20005
(406) 549-0761

National Park Foundation
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 1102
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-4500

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1120 Conneticut Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 857-0166

The Wolf Education and Research Center
PO Box 217
Winchester, ID 83555
(208) 924-6959

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