If you’re interested in learning more about wolves, wolfdogs, and conservation issues, there are many resources available, a number of which are presented on our Links page. In particular, we recommend the International Wolf Center’s website and the website of Wolf Park, especially their sections on wolfdogs. While we would generally discourage relying on Wikipedia for factual information, the Wikipedia page on gray wolves is actually quite accurate and informative.
If you are interested in resources in print, L. David Mech’s 1970 book The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species is useful, although much of the information is now out of date. Barry Lopez’s 1978 work Of Wolves and Men is a classic on the various relationships humans have with wolves (the 25th anniversary edition from 2003 contains a new afterword). The most recent synthesis of scientific information on wolves is the 2003 volume Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, edited by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani, though this work is quite dense and is not directed toward a “popular” audience. A recent book geared toward a popular audience is Robert H. Busch’s The Wolf Almanac (revised edition), which is especially strong in its content on wolf relationships with humans, though some of the factual information elsewhere in the book is inaccurate.
For additional information on wolfdogs, see our recommendations on our Wolfdog Help page.
If you have any other questions you are welcome to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some sources used:
- Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (ed. by L. David Mech and Luigi Boitani, 2003)
- The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species (L. David Mech, 1970)
- Wolfdogs A to Z (Nicole Wilde, 2001);
- Living with Wolfdogs (2nd ed., Nicole Wilde, 2005)
- Alpha Status, Dominance, and Division of Labor in Packs (L. David Mech, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 1999)
- International Wolf Center
- Wolf Park