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Run With the Wolves in Algonquin

posted Aug 8, 2013, 1:37 PM by chloe owens

7/30/13, by Pat Brennan, Ottawa Citizen

Run with the wolves in Algonquin

…people staying in the park’s eight different campgrounds…gather at the park’s outdoor amphitheater to hear about wolves from Algonquin Park naturalists, or Stronks, the park’s chief naturalist…To ban wolf hunting and trapping in the huge park and later in counties adjacent to the park, Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources had to persuade the public that wolves are not the devil incarnate.  Plus, they needed a survey to estimate how many wolves live in the park.  The public wolf howls – preceded by wolf education lectures – helped both campaigns.  Wolves today are the Prince Charmings among Ontario’s wilderness fauna.  It’s mostly Eastern Wolves – also known as Eastern Canadian Red Wolves – that dominate Algonquin today, but it used to be the kingdom of the bigger Gray Wolf.