Siddharth Gandhi Photography / Facebook
In 2017 Siddharth Gandhi Photography shared a video on Facebook showing a massive black colored wolf in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park. It was so big, beautiful, and majestic that many people thought it was a werewolf!
In Yellowstone Park, wolves were eradicated by 1926 before being brought back again mid-1990s according to the National Park Service. This reintroduction has been among one of the most important projects of wildlife conservation in the park. Wolfs are part of the ecosystem. They are amazing animals providing food for other animals (example: bears often scavenge what wolves kill).
When the short video footage shared by Siddharth hit the internet, it quickly went viral and is still entertaining people to this day. It shows the massive gray wolf crossing the road during the winter night. The wolf stops and looks at the car beaming its headlights and confidently walks across the road.
“I hope you capture another wonderful gray wolf video in order to enjoy and share among many wolf lovers.” Maureen Black wrote on the Facebook post.
“Look how damn big it is!” exclaimed Kristina Hoagland.
“His is so scary but I wanna have one as pet,” said Sophia Kennedy Sergent.
Having the opportunity to encounter and watch such an animal is absolutely a rarity. Though they almost never attack humans, wolves are considered one of the animal world’s most fearsome natural villains according to National Geographic. A recent visitor of Yellowstone Park shared her trip about wolves on TripAdvisor on March 2nd, 2020.
“We booked a private tour (for a group of 11) with Yellowstone Wolf Tracker and it was amazing… With Taylor’s expertise, we were able to spot wolves at many points in the park on our tour and it was a great experience. Wolves can be seen throughout Yellowstone, but the wide open valleys of the northeast corner provide easier opportunities. Many consider Lamar Valley to be the best place in the world to watch wolves,” Alana_b_01 stated on TripAdvisor.
If you wonder when is the right time of the year to watch wolves in Yellowstone Park, it is most likely in the winter because snow makes the wolves easier to see.