Introduction
Animal: Arctic Wolf



Why this animal?

I chose the acrtic wolf because I love wolves, but I knew very little about the arctic wolf. Thats why this seemed like the best animal, also I think that they would have to be very strong to live in the bitter cold of the arctic. I am interested how wolves depend on one another within their pack, but also that they can survive on their own. Plus they seem powerful, yet I've heard that they are also very sentimental towards their cubs. They have a bad reputation, and I want to see if its true, or if not, if I can help stop the rumors.
In conlusion, I just want to find out more about wolves in general.



Reserch Location:
My reserch location is northern Canada. In my reserch laction there are many Arctic Wolves, which is why i chose this as my location. Northern Canada is is prime wolf territory the tundra, and many rocks are perfect for my animal. The rocks are where most wolves make their home because the they need protection from the wind. Also northern Canada is inhabited by many of the things the like to eat. Those are the reasons I chose this spot.

Wildlife Research Technique-
My technique is radio collars with GPS, this is the easiest way to track the wolves on the cold tundra.The wolves are used to the collars by now. They don’t even seem to notice the bulk of them. We tranquilize the wolves from a helicopter, this does not hurt the wolves. It just dulls their senses enough so that we can put the collars on them, or check the collar without being in danger. The GPS allows us to track them over wide distances, and even plot out how they move, or what they do at certain times. That is why I chose this as my wildlife research technique.

Day:1 I was on the plane, going to the base in northern Canada. When I saw them. They were on our right side, I assume they were hunting. The very thins I had come here to see, I had seen on my very first day. The best thing was that they didn't run. They were apperently used to planes. The Artic Wolf, my favorite animal. I can already tell that this is going to be a great expiriance.

Day 2: I haven't seen them yet today, but since the snow has stopped briefly we can follow thier tracks, they seem to be following something. I beleive it's musk oxen. I hope we get to see them again soon. though as soon as the snow starts again we will have to rely purely on where we think they were headed. The pilot seems to think they were headed to a group of rocks not far away, I guess we will have to see. Till next time, bye.


My Citations
Arctic Wolf." (Canus Lupus Arcticus). A-Z Animals, 2008. Web. 13 Jan. 2012. <http://a-z-animals.com/animals/arctic-wolf/>.
Miles. "Arctic Wolf." Document Moved. Arctic Animal Advernture. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <http://www.asij.ac.jp/elementary/projects/3-s/webgame/milesb/title.htm>.
"Wolf." National Geographic. National Geographic. Web. 30 Jan. 2012. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/wolf>.