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By Paula Wild
Wolves were once common throughout North America and Eurasia. But by the early twentieth century, bounties and organized hunts had drastically reduced their numbers. Today, the wolf is returning to its ancestral territories, and the “coywolf”—a smaller, bolder wolf-coyote hybrid—is becoming more common. In Return of the Wolf, author Paula Wild gathers first-hand accounts of encounters with wolves and consults with wildlife experts for suggestions on how minimize conflict, respond to aggressive wolves and coexist with the apex predator.
In a skillful blend of natural history, Indigenous stories and interviews with scientists and conservationists, she examines our evolving relationship with wolves and how society’s attitudes affect the populations, behaviour and conservation of wolves today. A highly social, intelligent animal, the wolf is proving adept at navigating the challenges of an ever-changing landscape. Wolves are adapting to humans; can humans adapt to wolves?