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Wolves

Wildlife watching in Yellowstone is really exciting though sometimes a little scary!

Wolves in Yellowstone National Park - Best Time
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Yellowstone is one of the best wildlife destinations on the planet. Here you can find a huge variety of free roaming animals. And this is one of the best places to see wolves as well. Today there are around 10 packs in the park that have about 100 wolves and over 520 individuals living in the territory of Greater Yellowstone.

Wolves in Yellowstone National Park - Best Season

The northern part of the park is the best place to see wolves. They are mainly seen during early morning and late evening. A wolf's howl is one sound that you can hear quite often. Although the blood gets cold from fear, it is quite exciting too. Grey and black wolves are hardly seen in the darkness and the thought that they can be really close may be a bit unnerving.

Best time for Wolves in Yellowstone National Park

Winter is the best season for wolf watching mainly because they are easier spotted on the white snow. The season lasts from November till early April. The breeding season starts in early February. Early April is when pups are born. You can choose from various services that provide wolf watching tours throughout the park. Lamar and Hayden Valleys are prime wolf watching spots. You can identify a wolf from a coyote from its size. A wolf can be 2 to 3 times larger than a coyote. A wolf has longer legs and a longer gallop. Their face is also rounder, and the ears and nose are not as sharp.

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