View the data series of wolf sightings from 1997 to 2019
The wolves that inhabit Denali face many natural challenges, such as weather and availability of prey, that may affect their behavior, where they travel and make their dens, and their population size. Human-related factors, such as human development or legal trapping outside the park boundary, may also affect wolves inhabiting Denali. Harvest of wolves, particularly breeding animals, has the potential to decrease wolf numbers, influence social structure and reproduction, alter wolf behavior, and decrease opportunities for wolf viewing. Thus, even if harvest occurring outside of the park has little effect on larger-scale wolf population dynamics, it may still have significant effects on visitor experiences.
We also track reported wolf sightings in or around the park from visitors and area employees!
Sightings and photos of wolves help us identify new packs, note changes in pack size, track individuals through time, and are especially useful for keeping track of uncollared wolves. If you get a good look at one or more wolves anywhere in the park, please email us the following information: