Why study wolves?

This fall we are featuring the International Wolf Center's Ambassador Wolves
on the critter cam in the Mississippi River Gallery.

Why protect--or even reintroduce--wolves?

wolf sits on a rock and looks into the distance
Lucas, the alpha wolf at the International Wolf Center

Predators such as wolves keep ecosystems in balance, regulating prey species, and allowing other species of plants and animals to flourish. Wolves influence the ecosystems in which they live, and scientists are only starting to understand the domino effects they cause.

IWC logo The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands, and the human role in their futures.

All wolf photos courtesy International Wolf Center