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Yellowstone's wolf packs—Lamar Canyon Pack

After the Druid Peak pack dissolved in February 2010, the Lamar Canyon pack formed and would eventually take over the historic Druid Peak pack territory. The three original adults included the alpha female from the Lava Creek pack known as “06 Female” (later fitted with a radio collar and identified as 832F), and two brothers that were briefly associated with the Druid Peak pack (755M Lamar Canyon alpha & 754M). Two radio-collared wolves, including the alpha female (832F) and the beta-male (754M), were legally harvested in Wyoming in late 2012. A new alpha pair replaced 832F and 755M, who subsequently left the pack. By August 2013, the pack consisted of 8 wolves including the alpha pair (“Big Gray” and “Middle Gray”) a subordinate adult female (“The Black Female”), a previous pack-member (859M), and two black pups. By September 2013, the pack dissolved and the fate of most of the wolves was unknown. “Big Gray” and “The Black Female” remained together as the new alpha pair and only pack members. In January 2014, both wolves were radio-collared as 925M (“Big Gray”) and 926F (“The Black Female”). The pair produced six pups in 2014. In March of 2015, 925M was killed by Prospect Peak wolves and 926F began associating with several Prospect Peak pack males (“Twin,” 965M, “Dark Black,” and “Mottled Black”). [Updated 4/2015]



Pack composition

ID Social status Age class Color Sex Age Mange status Birth year Birth pack Description
926FAlphaAdultBlackFemale5Uninfected2011Lamar Canyon PackHas notch in right ear.
965MSubordinateAdultGrayMale?Uninfected
Little TSubordinateAdultBlackFemale22014Lamar Canyon Pack


275 photos for this pack


Past pack members

ID Social status Age class Color Sex Age Mange status Birth year Birth pack Death year Description
755MUnknownBlackMale8Uninfected2008This black wolf is turning gray, so he is often mistaken as a gray wolf. During the fall of 2013, he traveled with 889F. After failing to den with 889F, he started traveling widely by himself in May 2014. More recently, he has been travelling with an uncollared gray female and is occasionally joined by an uncollared gray from the Canyon Pack.
820FSubordinateUnknownGrayFemale5Uninfected2011Lamar Canyon Pack820F has not been seen with the Lamar Canyon Pack for all of the 2013 denning season. It is unknown if she is alone or travelling with other wolves.
856MSubordinateUnknownGrayMale?UninfectedHoodoo PackVery light gray. Not seen in the park since spring 2013, likely with other pack-mates previously with the Lamar Canyon Pack.
859MSubordinateUnknownBlackMale4Uninfected2012Lamar Canyon Pack
925MAlphaUnknownGrayMale6Uninfected20102015This large male has a kink in his right ear but it seems to have full function. Born in 2009 or 2010. 925M died after being attacked by the Prospect Peak pack in March of 2015.
967MSubordinateUnknownBlackMale22014Lamar Canyon Pack2016
992MUnknownGrayMale?
993MAlphaUnknownBlackMale?Uninfected2016993M probably died while hunting in June 2016 while up Cache Creek.
Tall GrayAlphaUnknownGrayMale?UninfectedHoodoo PackNot seen in the park since spring 2013, likely with other pack-mates previously with the Lamar Canyon Pack.
Middle GrayUnknownGrayFemale6Uninfected2010Lamar Canyon PackBreeding female from the Lamar Canyon Pack
776F (uncollared)AlphaUnknownGrayFemale6Uninfected2010Lamar Canyon PackBlack tail-tip continues on underside of tail. Not seen in the park since spring 2013, likely with other pack-mates previously with the Lamar Canyon Pack.