Nature (Season 36) – Arctic Wolf Pack

Air date: 01/17/2018

Premieres nationwide on Wednesday, January 17 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra dipping temperatures to 50 below zero.  But running through this shifting sea of snow and ice is one of the most hardened predators on the planet, the White Wolf.  But as the spring melt approaches, these roaming hunters must adapt to being tethered parents as new additions to the pack have just been born.  With their herds of prey continuing to move, these wolves desperately race to keep up and bring back a kill to the hungry mothers and cubs.  Traveling further and further away from their den each day, puts these hunters and their children at risk in this fight for survival.

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The Eureka pack on their summer den. Credit: Ivo Nörenberg / © Doclights GmbH

The White Wolves of Ellesmere Island are the icons of this Arctic wilderness. Credit: © Doclights GmbH