British Columbia Wildlife
Wolf (Canus Iupus)
Wolves are found in small numbers throughout BC as they hunt in packs. They live in a cooperative society. The survival of the wolf depends on teamwork and good communication hence the family pack and the howling.
The wolf pack hunts together and will bring food back for a mother and her cubs. The wolf pack will baby-sit for the mother and are all very affectionate and protective of the cubs in the pack.
The wolves will hunt deer and moose and prefer to hunt when they are on the run working together. If the animal stands it ground the wolf pack will usually not even bother with the attack. Too much work in their opinion. It is the animal that becomes tired after a chase and wounded, that the wolves prefer. The wolves tend to prey on sick and old as they are easier to catch.
The wolves howl as a means of communication and to express good spirits. The wolf will usually answer to a human howl, which is truly a Canadian experience.