Where Do Gray Wolves Live?

Gray wolves live all throughout Canada and Alaska, and smaller populations can be found in the northwest United States and Yellowstone National Park. These canines were once prevalent across nearly all of North America but human expansion and over-hunting devastated their population by 1930.

In 1995, gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. Their populations are thriving throughout Wyoming where they are often seen and heard in their natural habitat. Gray wolves can also be found in the Pacific northwest, northern Idaho, western Montana and around the Great Lakes region. These wolves thrive in a variety of habitats including desert, tundra, grasslands, woodlands and forests.