NATURE | Wolves Hunting Buffalo | Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo | PBS



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Breathtaking footage of a wolf pack going after a herd of bison in Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” premieres Wednesday, February 13 at 8/7 (check local listings) and is part of the 31st season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen in association with WNET for PBS. Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    is it normal i find myself hungry when i see the wolves eating the meat . 😂😂

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    I feel bad for the calf, he cant catch up with the full grown buffalo. Its sad but thats the wild for ya lol

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    @retromurdok Congratulations on debunking my ideas with 20 minutes of research. That is quite an amazing feat considering I spent 200 hours researching the subject for a paper. Did you find the official minutes from the meetings that took place when those in government were discussing the re-introduction, or rather the introduction, of the wolves into the Yellowstone area? Did you read through them and find the parts where ecologists and biologists recommended against introducing this particular wolf because it was more aggressive and up to 25%-35% larger than the one that previously lived here? Or, the ones who said the wolf actually native to the area still existed in Idaho and if the wolves they planned to introduce were introduced, it would wipe out the remaining two packs of the native wolf which with some care they could have brought back it would just have taken longer? Do you have signed first hand accounts, with character witnesses, from people who remember the wolves before they were wiped out and can compare what they remember to what we have now in the area? Do you yourself have any first hand accounts of the same? Do you live in the area? Do you have testimony and character witness as to the brutality of the wolves introduced to the area? Do you know anything about the different subspecies of the Gray Wolf and how, depending on what part of the world they live in, they are very different? Did yo know the wolves that were introduced to the area are from Canada where animals are generally larger and can better protect themselves, which is why these wolves have to be bigger and more aggressive in the first place? The native prey doesn't stand a chance because this wolf is an invasive species. Do you know the difference between Canis lupus irremotus and Canis lupus occidentalis? Do you know anything about the endangered species listing of the wolf and how the wording, either accidentally or on purpose, put Canis lupus on the list as endangered instead of canis lupus irremotus, which made a wolf that had never lived in the Rocky Mountain area legally and officially endangered in that area? Which then paved the way to "reintroduce" an endangered species to an area where it had never lived in the first place? If you found all of that out in 20 minutes and are able to prove me wrong with a few key strokes to the internet, then my hat is off to you sir. Bravo! On that note, of course you're only going to find the propaganda around how wonderful the wolves are on the internet. The government put them in Yellowstone to brings tourists to make money. They aren't going to tell you how things actually happened or are happening. If you look hard enough, you can find the truth on the internet. However, it's difficult to find. I live here and have witnessed some of it first hand. Again, if you found the truth in 20 minutes, hats off to you friend. As an example of how people can bend the truth on the internet, a wolf was poached in Yellowstone earlier this year. I'm against poaching. It was a white wolf that was apparently well known to the area. The story read how she was the alpha female, pregnant, with many successful litters under her belt and children in her pack. She was a healthy 14 years old and her death was devastating to both the pack, her mate, and her unborn pups. A pretty sad story by all accounts, only a few things don't add up. The oldest wolf ever recorded in the wild was 14 when it died. They aren't even 100% if he was. "Officially" he was 12-14 years old. The wolf that died in Yellowstone however did not go on any official record as being one of the oldest wolves in the wild. Had she actually been 14 and alive, she would not have had any pups coming. The birth would likely have killed her if she were in fact 14 and pregnant. Wolves generally live 5-6 years in the wild. Also, an alpha male wolf will have a new mate in most cases within two weeks of the death of his last and the pack goes on. These stories are the kind of things the internet tells you. That doesn't make them true.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Do buffalo kick? I know it was a calf, but why didn't that calf give the alpha a face full of hoof? Anyway, that was a huge wolf. Crazy.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    "These wolves have hunted bison for thousands of years, they know what they need to do."

    Me as the alpha: LETS GET THESE B*TCHEEEEESS

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    The are bison not buffalo. Buffalo live in Asia and Africa unlike Bison who live in North America. Also, bison have thick fur around their neck and head. Buffalo have the same length of fur all the way around. Another difference are the horns bison have short pointed horns while buffalo horns are longer and curved.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Beautiful alpha, strong and in prime of life. My heart broke for the young inexperienced one who got run over by the Buffalo. It was hurt, I hope it will be okay once it rests.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    The tac tic around 1:23 is brilliant. One of the buffalo turns around to try and fend off the wolves, but instead of isolating him there, they had one of the wolves continue chasing the herd, thus creating more space and isolation so that the other buffalo couldn't turn around and help the isolated one. Truly brilliant beasts

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Damn, those wolves must be very old if they have been hunting buffalo for thousands of years.

    Hell that might make them the oldest living animals.

    I honestly had no idea wolves lived so long.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    I've seen a lot of political comments on this and I'm no tree hugger but if people hunt endangered species at an excessive rate then that's wrong let nature be nature. If an animal goes into extinction naturally then let it end as god has chose it's time

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Do gray wolves count as natural predators to oryxes like the arabian wolf to the Arabian oryx, cause I want to know if North American gray wolves can hunt the introduced gemsbok of new mexico?

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    The Truism of Mother Nature .. One's Heart Bleeds for both Species. . But it is the way of Nature .. And somehow , She knows best , as it keeps the Balance .. As long as Human Kind did not interfere with this Dance of Nature …

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Shows how much intelligence can be an advantage in the wild even in simple stuff. If the bisons didnt panick, they would be golden

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  • August 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    Imagine being a starving wolf in the winter, now imagine getting 600 pounds of tasty buffalo. Nom nom nom

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