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Wolf World Item # 843
Category: History

Wildlife Society Bulletin
Vol. 26(4) (1998)  8 pp.

In early accounts, many famous wolves were reported to be older than they actually were, and the authors estimate that they did not live long enough to have caused purported damage to livestock and game animals. Some famous wolves may actually have been dogs, wolf-dog hybrids, or possibly coyote-dog hybrids. They document instances where early authors appeared to embellish or fabricate information.