Saturday, March 31, 2007

Company of Wolves


I will probably do a little series here with a few more wolf pics, because I finally got to see them out in all their glory yesterday, after several visits to the Highland Wildlife Centre.

I am spoiled for choice with good literature about wolves, so I will find a good one for a future post. In the meantime, hope you like this pic.

6 comments:

Kiless said...

Hello! I'm currently planning on teaching Gillian Cross' 'Wolf', in conjunction with the feature film 'Never Cry Wolf'. Any suggestions for additional texts? What is the basis of your own interest in wolves and how have the recent inititives to increase the number in wolves been recieved in the UK? I heard that they were being bred to reduce the number of wild sheep in Scotland. Thanks. Gorgeous photos, by the way, I'm thinking of refering students to them.

Chillzero said...

I have actually found it ard to find a quote I am happy with that stands on its own, rather than a full piece of work.
An obvious one is 'The Jungle Book',which if I remember correctly examines the behaviour of wolves in a pack quite well.
I also enjoy Aesop's Fables and tales like Little Red Riding Hood, probably indicated by my title reference to 'The Company of Wolves' which was based on a short story from "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter.
I don't know the book or film you mention, and I'm not sure in which context you are teaching these - that may help.

I am interested in pretty much all wildlife: as you can see my blog is not restricted to wolves. I do like wolves however because they seem so intelligent.

I'm afraid I can't answer your other questions unless I google for them - I'm really not an expert. I haven't had any discussions with anyone about the re-introduction of wolves, so I am unaware of the initiative, and reaction to it. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

So you can't give some details about exactly where you took these photos and why there seems to be a large population of wolves there? That would be a start... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I know Angela Carter well. But she's not suitable for the younger years, as you might imagine! ;) The film was pretty awful, as I recall. I remember laughing as a bunch of over-excited dogs ran over a peacock.

Chillzero said...

As I said on the blog entry, the photos were taken at the Highland Wildlife Park. There isn't (nor did I claim there is) a large population of wolves - there were 4 the day we were there.

Anonymous said...

Ah, my error. Only four. Well, thanks for the correction.

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