AMERICAN GREY WOLF

With its expressive gaze and spine-tingling howl, wolves have long been part of human folklore and history – from Little Red Riding Hood to rampant wolf emblems on English coats of arms. More often than not, the wolf has been feared and despised – particularly by livestock farmers. Once widespread across North America and Eurasia, the grey/gray wolf has been hunted and persecuted for centuries and although its global population is estimated at 300,000, its range has been reduced to about one-third. Your best chance of sighting this captivating and highly social predator is in remote wilderness areas, or national parks such as Yellowstone where successful reintroduction and conservation schemes have taken place.

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Wildlife Wishlist was founded by zoologist, conservationist and award-winning travel writer and photographer William Gray. Sharing his passion for wildlife and recommendations for responsible travel, Will has spent around 30 years tracking down the world's best wildlife holiday experiences.

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