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Running with Wolves: Our Story of Life with the Sawtooth Pack

Running with Wolves: Our Story of Life with the Sawtooth Pack

by Jamie Dutcher, Jim Dutcher


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Discover the wonder of wolves from Emmy-award winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher as they tell their story of the six years they watched, learned about, and lived with the Sawtooth wolf pack.

Adventure, friendship, and family come together in this riveting memoir as two award-winning filmmakers take you through the experience of the years they spent living in the wild with a real-life wolf pack. Jim and Jamie set out to show the world that instead of fearsome beasts, wolves are social, complex, and incredible creatures that deserve our protection. Deep in the mountain wilderness of Idaho, they set up Wolf Camp, where they spent years capturing the emotional, exciting, and sometimes heartbreaking story of their pack.

Meet Kamots, the fearless leader. Learn from wise Matsi. Explore the forest with shy Lakota. And watch as adorable pups grow from silly siblings to a devoted pack. See how these brave wolves overcome all odds, battling mountain lions and frigid temperatures. Most of all, discover the surprising kindness, compassion, and devotion that Jim and Jamie discovered by living with wolves.

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ISBN-13: 9781426333583
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 464,447
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

For more than 20 years, JIM AND JAMIE DUTCHER have been documenting wolf behavior. They spent six years living in a camp near Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness, intimately observing a three-generation wolf pack. Their unprecedented experiences resulted in Emmy award-winning prime-time documentaries. They are the authors of four other books for adults and children from National Geographic, including The Wisdom of Wolves, Hidden Life of Wolves, A Friend for Lakota, and Living With Wolves! They run a foundation, Living with Wolves, whose mission is to protect and educate the world about wolves.

Table of Contents

A Wolf's Trust 13

Chapter 1 Longing for Wilderness 16

Chapter 2 A Bright Idea 30

Chapter 3 Beginnings of the Sawtooth Pack 43

Chapter 4 Trouble in the Pack 60

Chapter 5 Season of Change 72

Chapter 6 A Compassionate Alpha 80

Chapter 7 A Gut-Wrenching Decision 86

Chapter 8 New Adventures 90

Chapter 9 Two Leaps Forward 100

Chapter 10 Friends for Lakota 114

Chapter 11 Call of the Wolf 120

Chapter 12 Family Ties 125

Chapter 13 Celebration! 135

Chapter 14 Time to Say Goodbye 144

Epilogue 152

The World of the Wolf 154

Keystone Species 156

About Living with Wolves 158

Acknowledgments 160

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