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ASK THE BIOLOGIST

Everyday people ask our biologist Jeremy questions about wolves and their environment along with many other varied questions. We will be adding his answers to your questions here in our Ask the Biologist section. Stay tuned and check back often as we post more answered questions here.
  • Why doesn't the Owyhee Pack have puppies?
  • What is "biotic potential"?
  • Do we trim the claws of our captive wolves?
  • Where do wolves get their water in the winter?
  • What is the difference between predator species eyes and prey species eyes?
  • How do wolves avoid becoming wet while traveling through rain, snow, or water?
  • How do wolf packs avoid inbreeding?
  • Are domestic dogs related to wolves?
  • How strong is a wolf bite?
  • Are the orphaned red foxes still living around Wolf Camp?
  • How Can I help my dog or wolf/hybrid gain weight?
  • Does other wildlife interact with our captive wolves?
  • How do wolves react to large wild land fires?
  • Why does my dog seem to be hungrier in the fall season?
  • In his book Never Cry Wolf, author Farley Mowat claims wolf diets are comprised mostly of rodents. Is this true?

How Your Donation Helps! $174,800

Greatest Need | Operations

We often remark that WERC delivers over a million dollars of outreach for a mere $174,800 and we estimate it's true! When you donate to Greatest Need & Operations, you're helping us determine where to direct funds within the programs that are itemized below and more! That's important and helps maintain our overall financial health. Every one of these programs is essential not only to WERC's survival but the species that we advocate for quality, dynamic, and inspiring educational outreach.  If we raise this, our bills get paid! The following programs show the breakdown of WERC’s finances followed by a breakdown of how we can get to these numbers with your help.
I want to thank you backā€¦ Keep up all your wonderful work.. These beautiful wolves are one of the most incredible animals on this planet.
Patricia Hawkins-Weibel