Lakota Wolf Preserve

In late December, 2003, Charlotte photographed wolves, red foxes, and bobcats at the Lakota Wolf Preserve in the Delaware Water Gap area of northwestern New Jersey.

Arctic wolves, Canis lupus arctos:

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The arctic wolves form one pack.

Timber wolves, Canis lycaon (or Canus lupus lycaon):

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The preserve has two packs of timber wolves. They were once native to the area.

Tundra wolves, Canis lupus albus:

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There is one pack of tundra wolves. This species has the most magnificent appearance of all the wolves, with their thick luxuriant winter coats. One dominant female is kept separate from the others to prevent injury.

Red fox:

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The preserve has one female red fox, Vulpes vulpes. She is recovering from an injury to a foreleg.

Bobcats, Lynx rufus:

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There are three bobcats, but one is too bad-tempered to pose for photographers. Of the two more-cooperative cats, the browner one in the first three images is a female and the greyer one in the second three images is a male.

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