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Working with Wild Wolves

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Did you know that for some people, the wilderness is their office and wolves are their co-workers? Well, not exactly co-workers that they have coffee breaks with, but they do spend most of the day with them in their natural habitat

I am talking about wolf biologists, a specific type of wildlife biologist, who dedicate their lives to learning as much as they can about wolves. The wolf biologist gets up early in the morning, before the wolves themselves, and goes out to the wild to observe how those intelligent creatures behave and live.

The wolf biologists choose their specific research. It can be how a wolf acts around its pack versus alone, how wolves raise their cubs or even identifying possible human threats to this powerful animal. Part of their role may be temporary capture of wolves for medical care, tagging and recording.

In many parts of the world, wolves are an endangered species, so they require constant monitoring and protection. Many wolf biologists continue working in educational fields to teach about this magnificent animal and the importance of environmental protection. It is an excellent career for people who love working outdoors and enjoy wild environments.

Would you work as a wolf biologist? Let us know!

If wild animals aren’t your cup-of-tea, but you’re looking for an interesting way to spend time with pets and make them feel better, check out Reading Stories to Dogs!

This was written by TeenBuzz blogger Hanny, the most adventurous member of our TeenBuzz radio team. She loves traveling as much as she can to experience and learn about different cultures, food, scenery and most of all – the people.

Written by: Marilyn Glazier

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