I love this documentary, it originally aired under the name “Cold Warriors”. Jeff Turner does an amazing job filming the Delta Pack in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. Storm is the huge alpha male, an amazing leader, along with his mate Susie. These wolves are buffalo hunters. Watching the pack in action, how well-coordinated and cooperative they are, is truly inspiring. It’s also a pleasure to see wolf pups well cared for by their family, not under the threat of brutal hunts. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing wild wolves in their natural habitat.
A warning for the squeamish, there are predation scenes throughout the documentary. Predation is a natural part of life, benefiting both predator and prey. As apex predators, it’s the wolves’ job to cull the buffalo herds, keeping them strong. Only the interference of man upsets that delicate balance.
Posted in: gray wolf, biodiversity, bison
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Tags: Delta pack, Wood Buffalo National Park, Jeff Turner, Storm, Susie, buffalo hunters, Canada, beautiful wolves, BBC