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Resources for additional reading about wolves

Post by Koa » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:03 pm

This thread is currently a work-in-progress and is always subject for revision; please feel free to add any sources that are deemed reputable or mostly accurate or correct/add disclaimers about existing sources.

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BOITANI, L., MECH, L. D. (2003) Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation ... &q&f=false (available pages)

HEPTNER, V.G. (1998) Mammals of the Soviet Union, Volume 2, Part 1a (pages 164-270)

LLOYD, L. (1854) Scandinavian adventures, during a residence of upwards of twenty years; representing sporting incidents, and subjects of natural history, and devices for entrapping wild animals. (pages 447-478)

MIVART, G. J. (1890) Dogs, Jackals, Wolves and Foxes: A Monograph of the Canidae (pages 3-18)

POCO­CK, R. I. (1941) Fauna of British India: Mammals, Volume 2­ckMammalia2 (pages 82-94)

SETON, E. T. (1909) Life Histories of Northern Mammals, Volume 2, (pages 749-788)

SILLERO-ZUBIRI, C. et al. (2004) Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs ... canids.pdf (pages 124-129)


MECH, L. D. (1999) Alpha Status, dominance, and division of labor in wolf packs ... nglish.pdf

PETERSON, R. O. et al. (2002) Leadership behavior in relation to dominance and reproductive status in gray wolves, Canis lupus ... havior.pdf

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Fact Sheet
International Wolf Center
WolfQuest: About Wolves

Information about Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus)
Wolf Q&A - Frequently Asked Questions
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Re: Resources for additional reading about wolves

Post by wolfadore » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:06 am

I must say that Wolves: Ecology... is the best wolf book out there! It tells about almost everything there is to a wolf that is known!

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Re: Resources for additional reading about wolves

Post by roguemoon » Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:00 am

This is perfect! Been looking for something like this, and I've been searching everywhere for a copy of Wolves: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation. Online version is better than nothing :wink:

The Hidden Life of Wolves is another fantastic wolf book, though it focuses mainly on captive, unrelated wolves. Still gives a lot of insight on wolfs behaviour and life though, and does occasionally discuss some interesting accounts of wolves in the wild.
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Re: Resources for additional reading about wolves

Post by x1103 » Thu May 24, 2018 3:17 pm

I wish I could add something, but I have recently realized how much false information I have absorbed despite (or because) I have had the passion for these animals since I was very young... And well the facts I thought I knew need some serious updating. So I just want to say thank you for this amazing data source and the opportunity to ask questions.

I also have been writing kind of "wolf stories" for my own personal fun. I aim to tell the tale in a way that everything in it, the nature and its creatures, are as realistic as possible... This forum really helps.

Wolf Quest seems to have grown to be a quest for a lot more than a mere game for kids (though it is an awesome game too). :D
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