National Geographic: White Wolf (1986)

Genres - Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Animals, Natural Environments  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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National Geographic's White Wolf follows photographer Jim Brandenburg and biologist David Mech as they spend the summer months on Canada's Ellesmore Island studying the behavior of Arctic wolves. This research by Brandenburg and Mech is humankind's first extensively documented interaction with the isolated white wolf, which is remarkably tolerant of humans, who do not typically hunt it. The documentary, directed by Andrew Birkin and narrated by actress Faye Dunaway, also discusses Brandenburg and Mech's multiple returns to the Ellesmore Island to observe changes in the social structure of the white wolves. They end up observing some very dramatic and intriguing changes in the group over the course of their study.

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Arctic, home, island, research, animal, wolf