MEET THE PACK
The natural history of wolves is closely tied to their unique and highly-developed social structure: the pack. Pack sizes average from 5 to 6 individuals, but packs numbering up to 20 and 30 wolves have occasionally been recorded. It is vital to a wolves’ mental and physical health, as well as survival, to not be alone.
Wolves are members of the family Canidae and only two subspecies are recognized in Alaska. Wolves in Southeast Alaska tend to be darker and smaller than the wolves in the northern parts. The fur color of wolves ranges from black to every shade of gray and tan. Gray and black wolves are the most common.