Wolves

a wolf sits in the grass with its mouth open

NPS Photo / Nathan Kostegian

Denali is recognized as one of the best places in the world for people to see wolves in the wild. Each year, hundreds of visitors see wolves along the Denali Park Road. More than anywhere else in Alaska, wolves in the eastern part of Denali provide significant benefits to tourism.

Seeing wolves in the wild is a unique experience, and one that people remember with vivid detail. Even without seeing a wolf, you may glimpse evidence of their presence in a track or scat on a riverbed.

Wolves live in family groups called packs and travel over vast expanses of Alaskan terrain to hunt, feed, and raise pups. Although they are one of the most studied species in the park, we discover more about wolves every year. We invite you to explore our site and find out more about these charismatic canids.
 
wolf on the road

Life of a Wolf

Learn about wolf packs, pups, wolf behavior (territoriality and pack dominance behavior), and the role of wolves in an ecosystem.

three wolves looking at the camera

Research

Discover the most recent studies and findings of Denali's wolves.

wolves running on a dirt road

Wolf Management

Wolves are an important resource in Denali mentioned in the park's enabling legislation.

 
 

Wolf Territory Maps
Most recent: 2017 spring map (pack territories, no data points)
Older data: 2016, 2015

 

References

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2525. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

 

Last updated: July 14, 2017

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