THE WOLF by Dr. Michael Fox


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Dr. Fox's credentials include advanced degrees, scholarly publications, personal experience with wolves, and a strong, unsentimental respect for the species that is evident throughout his informative and engrossing narrative. As the carefully tended cubs of Shadow and Silver grow, learning to avoid danger and hunt for food, they establish their own dominance patterns and later form their own packs. Readers can't help being impressed by the wolves' complex behavior, distinct personalities, and well ordered family life -- or saddened when old uncle Two Toes, the cubs' firm but protective baby sitter, is killed by a group of casual hunters in an airplane. The author ends with a conservationist message for which the preceding account proves a poignant preparation.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1973
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan