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In this online activity, learners play a game, which challenges them to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. In the first episode, Amethyst Mountain, learners explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in a quest to find a mate. In the second episode, Slough Creek, learners find a den, establish a territory, raise pups and defend them from predators such as coyotes and grizzly bears. The WolfQuest experience goes beyond the game with an active online community where learners can discuss the game with other players, chat with wolf biologists, and share artwork and stories about wolves.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, Minnesota Zoo & Eduweb, ©2012

Funding Sources:

  • National Science Foundation, 0610427
  • Best Buy Children's Foundation
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • ADC Foundation


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