The Wolf

Lisa Smith-Putnam on Pet Life Radio

Your Pets My Dogs discusses one of our favorite wild life animals on the show today!  We discuss The Wolf!

We live in an age where information comes at us from many different directions and boy does it come in fast and furious at times.  The information being received can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. And let’s face it, we all have a hard time deciphering whether or not that information is true or not?

For example: we have all heard many stories about the closely related ancestor of our domestic family member the dog- that would be the “wolf”.
But what do we really and truly know about this wonderful animal? Do they mate for life? How do they compare to our domesticated family member the dog? What really is the lone wolf? Well, you are in for a great treat by listening to this show, because we have the person who knows ALL the answers about the wonderful wolf! Ms. Nancy Gibson  has made it her life passion to understand, love, protect and educate others in this world about wolves and we have her today on the show! 

Your Pets My Dogs  with our host Lisa Smith-Putnam welcomes to the show this week, wolf expert Nancy Gibson.  Ms. Gibson is the Co-Founder of the International Wolf Center.


Nancy Gibson
Co Founder, International Wolf Center

Nancy Gibson is best known for her effort to build the International Wolf Center in Ely. She joined the board in 1987 and poured her energy into raising the necessary funds to build the Center from the Minnesota State Legislature and private sources. She was one of the Center’s first board chairs and has remained on the board serving various committees ever since.

Nancy also helped lead the successful 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that will protect large areas for wolves and other species in Minnesota. She currently co-chairs the Legislative Commission that distributes annual funds from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund to research, environmental education, parks and trails and critical natural resources across Minnesota. Her policy involvement has her engaged in several issues from sulfide mining, invasive species to toxic pollutants affecting children. She serves on three non-profit boards.

Her first book WOLVES was published in 1996 and she is a regular contributor to various natural resource publications.

Nancy was part of the team that introduced wolves into Yellowstone National Park and Idaho in 1995 and 1996. In addition, Nancy has traveled to many parts of the world to observe wolves including Ethiopia, Mongolia, Poland, Sweden, 13 summers in the Northwest Territory and three summers in Ellesmere Island working with Dr. David Mech. She conducts educational programs for the Center and has guided trips to the Northwest Territories and Yellowstone National Park in search of wolves.