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This video is an episode from the television show, Audubon's Animal Adventures, which appears on the Disney Channel. The film examines the real nature of the wolf, and dispels some of the negative prejudices that surround this highly successful predator. The gentle side of wolf behavior is highlighted in shots of a wolf pack. Only the alpha female and male have babies. All other pack members hunt food and care for the young, so that the pack's best genes will be carried on. The film chronicles how the wolf was hunted almost to extinction by ranchers, hunters, and trappers before being placed on the endangered species list. Recent efforts to reintroduce the wolf into the wild are presented. With studies that show how the wolf plays an integral part in the natural regulation in the herd size of prey animals, the film puts in perspective the wolf's place in the earth's ecosystem. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi