Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century

The Bell Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, is pleased to offer Wolves and Wild Lands, a timely new exhibition about wolves and their closely related cousins, the red wolf and coyote.

The story of wolves in North America takes us to many places, from the Arctic to the southwestern United States. And for every region where wolves thrive--or struggle to survive--cultural and economic pressures continue to shape their existence.

This exhibition provides a compelling, continental perspective on wolves today. Organized by region, each wolf is presented in its human and natural-history context.

  • Wolves in the Far North--Can they be hunted and their populations sustained?
  • Wolves in the Rocky Mountains--Will land development crowd them out?
  • Wolves in the Midwest--Can people change how they live to make living with wolves easier?
  • Wolves in the Northeast--Will wolves return to their old haunts?
  • Wolves in the Southeast--Do coyotes threaten the survival of the red wolf?
  • Wolves in the Southwest--When they prey upon livestock, who gets hurt, the rancher, the wolf, or both?
  • Coyotes in North America--Will coyotes win out over wolves in the competition for food and space?

Exhibit Includes

  • Five wolf specimens and one coyote specimen with shipping crate/display platforms
  • Seven interpretive panels on wooden bases
  • Two introduction/conclusion banners

Space required

  • 600-1,000 square feet

Number of Crates

  • 8


  • Moderate


  • $4,000 for 8 weeks

Bell Museum Touring Exhibitions
University of Minnesota
10 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone (612) 624-1342
Email d.luce@bellmuseum.org

For more on wolves and the International Wolf Center, please visit www.wolf.org.