The Rise of Black Wolf
I am making the trip for the week end..Is there someone I should message to take me to Black Wolf's territory?
Thanks..Look forward to hearing back.
I am an Author..and wrote the "Run, Rasputin Run!"..book series..Trilogy..of Rasputin..his same journies that Black Wolf had..took.
I loved this story of Black Wolf. I ordered 7 DVD's ..
Thank you National Geographic..for your protection..and love of he Wolves.
Will continue to donate to you.
You have my respect and admiration for all your special work and efforts with our Wolves.
I personally thank you.
Ms Jennifer Miller
My family and I watched this wonderful story last night.. and then to our disappointment there was a disclaimer that parts of this is a composite of many wolves. Can you please elaborate in what was fiction/true?
Yeah, I remember seeing the same thing. Check out the description here
It seems that black wolf's "early life" is a composite of another wolf cub(s), whereas his later life, after he leaves his pack and gets tagged, is well documented and actually him. At least that's how I interpreted the description.
I don't know whether to assume if his "early life" was a fabricated story to create drama, or if researchers had an idea of his puphood and just used footage of other wolves to retell it. However, after he gets tagged, the story should be accurate, and the footage too, because researchers should've been able to track him better and by "well documented" I assume they mean "filmed extensively". All the more interesting stuff happens from that point on anyway, so it's all good
I hope that's the case because I had the same concerns. Hope this helps.
@Dee ThirtyFive I just finished watching it a few minutes ago. Wonderful story indeed. Don't be disappointed. You can't train wild wolves( or other wild animals) to do what you want to please film makers, so they film different groups of wolves being themselves in all life stages & doing what they do daily & arrange it in story form with narration. What you see is authentic wolf behavior based on the composite behavior of different groups of wolves. It's still very real & really engages you in the actual life of a wolf pack. Try reading about wolves & you'll see what I mean. Try reading "Lobo,the king of Currumpaw" by Ernest Thompson Seton. It's the very first wolf story I read as a small child & I never forgot it. It was dramatized on PBS here http://video.pbs.org/video/1069630535 "The Wolf that Changed America". The intelligence of this wolf was amazing.They're very intelligent magnificent animals & do not deserve the awful reputation they have. This topic popped up a few years ago & then died when it was explained