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NEVER CRY WOLF
Transcript of NEVER CRY WOLF
PRESENTED BY NHU NGUYEN
Mowat's trip to the Canadian Arctic was assigned by Ottawa.
The department had received complaints about how wolves are supposedly killing off all the Canadian caribous.
Mowat's purpose in the Canadian Arctic was to study the Canis Lupus' population, establish contact, and research their predator-prey interactions with the caribous.
Mowat's hypothesis was that the wolves are nothing like the myths that he had been told. He decides to go into the Canis Lupis world open minded, there on forth Mowat would conduct scientific research about the wolves.
Mowat set up a tent (his own den) near the wolf's den and settled a telescope there so he could study the wolves day and night. He wanted to
assimilate the wolves' lifestyle.
Mowat also marked his territory within the wolves' bounded home region, and the wolves acknowledged it.
IN ASSIMILATING THE LIFESTYLE OF THE WOLVES......
Mowat changed his sleeping habits to fit a wolves'.
He would curl up like a wolf and take small naps of about 5 minutes.
Mowat learns that this nap experiment of his proved to be more refreshing than the human sleep patterns of 7-8 hours.
Mowat went on a Canis Lupus diet, consisting of mice.
He had observed Angeline catching mice for her pups, so he wanted to see if he himself could survive a mice diet.
Mowat learns that the mice are an excellent and abundant protein source for the wolves.
SOURIS A LA CREME
MOWAT'S WOLF MATING EXPERIMENT
Mowat decides to conduct a
with one of Mike's sled dogs with the wolves.
Mowat walked the sled dog Kooa around the wolves' territory to make them acknowledge her presence.
When the wolves came out of their den to hunt, Kooa howled out seductively.
Kooa was definitely interested in the wolves as Mowat and Ootek gently chained her near the wolves' site the next morning. She spent her day mostly asleep.
George and Albert charges in Kooa's direction, but George was stopped by his wife Angeline.
Albert however came to Kooa and flirted with Kooa. The sled dog was at first intimidated, but Albert reassured her and the two made love.
Mowat learns that wolves are not against miscegenation.
WOLF POPULATION EXPERIMENT
Mowat and Ootek canoed around the Canadian Arctic to observe the wolf population.
Mowat learns that there are approximately 1 wolf for every two square miles.
Wolves live in packs that claims their own territory, but they have restricted homesteads.
Mowat learns that wolves hunt by first going around the caribou herd and checking out the weak ones.
They then strategize and start closing in the caribou herd by chasing the herd on different sides.
HUNT LIKE A WOLF
Mowat (while naked) hunted caribous as he observed wolves and imitated them.
The book Never Cry Wolf relates to my study in APES about population ecology.
Ideas like top-down predation, late loss, population control are the ideas in the book that are discussed in APES.
In chapter 8, I received minimal insight about the wolves, now after reading a whole book about them, I can safely say that they are absolutely magnificent
The Inuit depend heavily on the caribous.
The caribous provide the Inuit food (especially for the sled dogs) and clothing.
"I got to kill lots of deer everywhere over the trapping country" (126). Mike admits that he kills more caribous than the wolves
The Inuit understand the wolves, so their relationship is very beneficial.
The wolves' communication with each other provides a guide for the Inuit to know where the caribou herds are
THE INUIT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CARIBOU AND WOLVES
The relationship between the caribou and wolves are that caribou provide a sustainable amount of food for the wolves
Also, the wolves strengthen the caribou herd since the wolves only eat the weak caribous and the strong caribous remain in the herd
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