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Wolf pack territories in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem determined from aerial tracking locations, updated in 2001.

 

To view the composition of a particular pack, click on the pack's name on the map. Map courtesy of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, US National Park Service.

2000map.jpg (199733 bytes)

 

Pack by pack listing:

Sheep Mountain Pack captured and removed

Wolf 9 with wolves east of Yellowstone, called the Beartooth Pack

Wolf 163 dies after leaving the Druid Peak Pack

Wolf 40 appears to have been killed by members of her own pack!

Wolf 42 assumes alpha female role in the Druid Peak pack

Wolf 21 fathers 20+ pups in 2000

2000 Pup Counts:

Pack

Breeding Females  (#ID)

Number of Pups
Rose Creek 18  & 156* total: 11
Crystal Creek 5 0-no den
Druid Peak 40 & 42 & 106 & (105)* total: 21
Chief Joseph 33 8
Sheep Mountain 16 0-no den
Leopold 7 8
Nez Perce 48 2
Sunlight 41 4
Gros Ventre 129 & (137)* total: 5
Beartooth 9 0
Teton 24 0-no den
Soda Butte 126 7
Absaroka 153 5
Taylor, 115F 115 2
152F group 152 3
TOTALS Maximum 2000 pup count:  76
*Multiple females indicates multiple litters.

(females in parantheses indicate possible or suspected breeders)

 

Current Yellowstone Wolf Population

bulletEstimated Yellowstone wolves to date = 118+
bulletWolf packs or pairs = 12+

Greater Yellowstone wolf recovery area: wolf packs and population data from USFS 1999 Annual Report

 

PACK SIZE JAN 2000

HOME RANGE

(SQUARE KM)

MORTALITIES

KNOWN

DISPERSED

CONTROL

VERIFIED LOSSES

WOLF PACK

ADULT

PUP

TOT

NATURAL

HUMAN1

UNKN

KILLED

MOVED

CATTLE

SHEEP

DOGS

                           

Druid Peak

6

2

8

522

4

   

          

Rose Creek

10

6

16

502

8

1

 

4

         

Leopold

10

1

11

436

3

               

Crystal Creek

12

1

13

556

     

1

         

Chief Joseph

5

3

8

2018

1

2

 

2

2

   

6

 

Nez Perce

8

5

13

456

                 

Soda Butte

3

0

3

2419

2

   

2

         

Sheep Mtn

6

3

9

310

 

6

 

1

6

 

2

   

Teton

1

5

6

692

 

1

             

Gros Ventre

3

2

5

1797

Sunlight Basin

2

7

9

88

1

1

Taylor (#115F)

2

0

2

North Fork Cr

2

0

2

North GYA

1

3

4

2

1

Washakie

2+

?

2+

1

4

Lone Wolves

7

0

7

1

7

1

TOTAL

80+

38

118+

21

10

1

11

8

0

4

13

6

1 includes 8 wolves killed in control actions.
2 missing collared wolves.

 

 

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