Studying Wolves Up Close

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:29pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 3:55pm
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When you think of wolves, you probably think of pack animals that are predatory and have a tiny bit in common with the dog that is sleeping right now on your living room couch. With Halloween approaching, you might even picture werewolves.

But Jim and Jamie Dutcher have studied wolves up close. From 1990 to 1996, they formed an intimate bond with one group of wolves that was documented in the award-winning film “Wolves at Our Door.” The two also founded the non-profit Living With Wolves. Their book, "The Hidden Life of Wolves," was published earlier this year.

The Dutchers will be at the Mesa Arts Center Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "National Geographic Live" speakers series.