• Prince of Wales Island has the highest density of wolves in Southeast Alaska and one of the highest in the state, 30 to 40 wolves per thousand square kilometers. In Interior Alaska the density can be as low as five or six per thousand square kilometers. On the coastal strip of northern Southeast (and the Juneau area) density is even lower, two to four per thousand square kilometers.
Deer are about 70 percent of the diet of Prince of Wales wolves, and each wolf eats about 25 per year. Other food sources include beaver, waterfowl, salmon and beached seals and whales. Wolves catch salmon in the manner used by bears, and this can be a particularly valuable food source for first-year pups, who rank low on the pecking order and feed last on the kills of big game.
This is a Interior Alaskan wolf.