Living with Wolves

October 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

I saw this National Geographic special on Ellis and wolves and it was fantastic.  By studying their howls closely, he developed a system that uses the appropriate type of howl to warn other packs to stay away.  The system can be used by ranchers to keep wolves away – instead of shooting them from planes. 

Shaun’s method allows for co-existence and is much cheaper.

The show is called Living With the Wolfman and it premieres this week on Animal Planet (APL – Direct Tv 282). 
Perhaps you’ve heard of
Shaun Ellis before. For 21 years, the British wolf expert has been living among wolves—howling, licking and snarling as one of them, both in the wild and in captivity, in the name of research. He spent seven years on an Indian reservation near Yellowstone National Park studying their distinctive howls, and ultimately publishing a book on the topic, “The Wolf Talk.” Later, he was the subject of a National Geographictelevision special, which documented his experience of raising a trio of cubs abandoned at birth, teaching them how to howl and hunt, and ultimately integrating them into a local pack.


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