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Yellowstone's wolf packs—Prospect Peak Pack

In February of 2014, SW763M, 821F, and an uncollared gray female left the 8-Mile pack to form the Prospect Peak pack. Both females were observed breeding with SW763M and three pups were observed by early summer. After 871M, the alpha male of the 8-Mile Pack, died in October of 2014, several additional wolves, including three more pups, left 8-Mile and joined the Prospect Peak pack. As of March 2015, four of Prospect Peak's subordinate males (965M, Twin, Dark Black, and Mottled Black) dispersed to the Lamar Canyon Pack within the next few months. The former alpha male, SW763M, was seen intermittently with the pack throughout 2016 and 1012M was killed by Junction Butte in the same year. The 2017 breeding season was an interesting time for Prospect Peak; 4 males left to join Junction Butte. Then, 821F was killed by other wolves in April 2017 after she had denned and given birth. We will see what happens to the pack of now 4-5 grays (and occasionally, a young gray and black 1047M), [Updated 4/2017]

Pack composition

ID Social status Age class Color Sex Age Mange status Birth year Birth pack Description
966MAlphaAdultGrayMale3Uninfected2014Although his collar has fallen off, we believe he is still the alpha male due to displays of dominance
No ID yetSubordinateAdultGrayFemale?Uninfected
No ID yetSubordinateAdultGrayFemale?Uninfected
Gray pupSubordinatePupGrayFemale1Uninfected2016This light gray pup wanders with 1047M and is occasionally seen with Prospect Peak.

96 photos for this pack

Past pack members

ID Social status Age class Color Sex Age Mange status Birth year Birth pack Death year Description
763MSubordinateUnknownBlackMale9Uninfected2008SW763M (collared by Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks) was a former 8-Mile wolf. Has a GPS collar and a very gray body and face. In early 2017, he joined the Junction Butte pack from Prospect Peak.
821FAlphaUnknownGrayFemale8Uninfected20092017Studded collar. This alpha female was killed by other wolves in April 2017 soon after she had given birth.
996MSubordinateUnknownBlackMale2Uninfected2015Prospect Peak PackOriginally a Prospect Peak wolf, he joined Junction Butte in March 2017. His collar is not functional.