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City University of New York
Lab #3: Wolves Page1

Wolves are pack-hunting predators closely related to the domestic dog, and from which the dog is descended. The most common wolf in the United States is the timber wolf (Canis lupus). Although its range once extended across North America, the wolf now is restricted primarily to Alaska, northern Minnesota, and Canada. It has been re-introduced to Yellowstone National Park, and into Montana and Idaho, where the small populations appear to be increasing - much to the chagrin of local ranchers.