- Posted October 8, 2012 by
Mongolian Grey Wolf- Captured
This area of Mongolia is populated by nomadic people who hunt with eagles, raise sheep and goats and hunt for foxes and wolves.
It was a once in a lifetime experience to be part of this effort.
The Mongolian Grey Wolf /Canis Lupus/ is distributed in all over the country evenly, in forests, mountains, and steppes and in the Gobi too. This mammal is a fast reproducing animal, the mating season starts in late December and lasts for about 1 month.
During their mating season they get in groups and hunt. The female gives birth to 4-5 cubs in April or May, and the living capability of the cubs is 100% without any influences from human beings.
For the last years, the number of Mongolian wolves has been increasing, despite hunting them. It is because, in olden days Mongols considered wolf as an enemy for domestic animals and used to steal the cubs from their holes in spring.
The attached photos document our day with this nomadic family and the Grey Wolf.