Dreaming of Wolves

A European Red Deer, perhaps relieved that its admirer is only a photographer and not a human trophy hunter or a pack of Eurasian wolves. While wolves are opportunists and will prey on unprotected livestock, dogs, and smaller animals such as hares (as well as scavenge at garbage dumps), the wild ungulates of the region – red deer, roe deer, and wild boar – comprise the primary source of food for most wild wolves in Romania.

In Dreaming of Wolves you will witness the predatory behavior and ecology of wolves in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania as the dramatic fate of several of these prey animals is uncovered by a team of dedicated researchers. You will also learn about the roles and surprising attitudes of human hunters and gamekeepers, and whether the ecological and economic benefits associated with the presence of wolves and other predators will help ensure the conservation of the remarkable natural heritage of Romania as it faces the new pressures of a modernizing economy.

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