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Lone wolf: Scientist has spent 50 years studying Arctic wolves

[large thumbnail url=”lone-wolf-scientist-has-spent-50-years-studying-arctic-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”24″] [thumbnail icon url=”lone-wolf-scientist-has-spent-50-years-studying-arctic-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”02″ day=”24″] Margaret Webb Pressler writes an article for the Washington Post about L. David┬áMech, wolf expert and senior research scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

There have been very few people who have the experience with wolves that David Mech has had. This article speaks about his experiences and what he’s up to now as he tracks Brutus.

Learning about the behavior of wild animals often requires hours and hours of personal observation. But what if the animal can’t be followed?

That’s the problem David Mech (pronounced Meech) has had for much of his 50-year career studying wolves in the United States. “You can’t just go out and see a wolf,” he said, because they are endangered and afraid of humans. So Mech spent years capturing wolves, putting radio collars on them, then tracking their movements by airplane.

Read the full article on Washington Post: Lone Wolf

To learn more about Brutus,” read the HOWLColorado article: Researchers track arctic wolves… with email

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