This is the moment a pack of almost entirely black wolves was spotted on camera while walking a trail in Minnesota.
The International Wolf Center put the chance of seeing a black wolf
at 1.5-2%, so you can imagine how much of an incredibly rare occurrence it is to see multiple at once.
Although this figure differs depending on where in
Minnesota you are talking about, for example,
half of Yellowstone National Park’s wolves are black.
The rare video, that was shared by Voyageurs Wolf Project’s Youtube page stated in their description:
“This wolf pack is almost entirely black wolves, which is quite rare for
Minnesota! Of course, this is not to say it does not happen, but rather that it is definitely not the norm.”
“For reference, black wol
ves make up 1.5-2% of wolves in Minnesota based on data in the state from 1980 to 2020.“
Minnesota’s wolf population has doubled over the last 40 years according to Minnesota’s DNR.