wolves and Humans
Wolves are a symbol of the wild and are worshipped by some as a spirit of nature. However, there are many myths and folklores that originated out of fear caused wolves to be deeply misunderstood and hated. Seacrest Wolf Preserve works to educate the public on this keystone species and their true nature as social, loving creatures with the hopes that information will foster acceptance and love for this amazing animal.
Below we have included some fantastic resources about wolves and humans:
"Creating a world of Wolf Haters"
This incredible blog post about the history and origins of human hatred tow is written by Rick Lamplugh, author of In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, as well as a fantastic blog about Yellowstone wolves.
This Youtube video, created by Predator Defense, is helpful to better understand the urgent issues of survival that America's wolves now face and is less than 10 minutes long.
A summary of reports on human-wolf conflict put together by The International Wolf Center.
Information and tips about coexistence between humans and wolves created by The International Wolf Center.
“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”
A personal experience with wolves written by David Mech, an internationally known biologist who has studied wolves for almost half a century.
The more people learn about wolves, the more it becomes apparent that wolves and humans are very much alike. Wolves form tight social bonds with their pack, they nurture their young and have been known to adopt young unrelated pups, they love and grieve, they protect what is theirs, they are loyal, and they abide a social hierarchy based on respect and discipline. It has been said that wolves are everything humans strive to be - cooperative, family-oriented, loyal, respectful, trustworthy, and respectful.
In teaching the public about the true nature of wolves, Seacrest hopes to endear people to this species and evoke acceptance for nature, including the harsh reality of life in the wild.