This time on The Children’s Hour, we explore wolves. We learn about their role as an apex predator, and how conservation efforts are saving them from extinction. Documentary film maker Elke Duerr explains why wolves should live in the wild. Kids from the Extinction Diaries let us know about the Red Wolf’s current condition, and how close they are to extinction.

We also hear from the US Fish & Wildlife Service Project Coordinator for the Mexican Grey Wolf Recovery Project, John Oakleaf. Finally, we meet the carnivore supervisor at the ABQ Biopark Zoo, Toni Esparza, who helps ensure these keystone predators don’t become extinct.

Learn more about wolves at the International Wolf Center’s website which is full of information about wolves around the world.

See wolves right now at the Wolf Conservation Center website.

Playlist: Wolves

Howl for the WolfWalkin' Jim StoltzThe Web of Life1996 Wild Wind Records02:44
The Boy Who Cried WolfPassengerThe Boy Who Cried Wolf2017 Black Crow Records03:16
I'm the WolfHowlin' WolfHis Best, Vol.2A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.00:59
Howl to the MoonLucy Kalantari & the Jazz CatsAll the Sounds2018 Lucy Kalantari03:25
WolvesJumpin' jamieNever Mind the Blocks: Here's Jumpin' Jamie2020 Jumpin' Jamie03:41
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad WolfBruce EwanReggae for Kids: Instrumentals2002 RAS Records00:49
WolfJohnny WhitehorseTotemic Flute Chants2007 Silver Wave Records01:20
wolfBilly CollinsThe Best Cigarette2005 Antonow Press01:20
Leaders of the PackBirdsong and the Eco-wondersEverything Is Connected (And Other Animal Songs for Kids)2012 Cheryl Procaccini (Aka Birdsong) Dba Little Ones Music04:09
Mighty WolfJeff & PaigeMighty Wolf2015 Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty00:40
Peter's Theme (from Peter and the Wolf)Neil Jacobs12 String Guitar2008 Adena00:41
Call of the WildRockin' W WranglersUnder Blue New Mexico Skies1995 Rockin' W Wranglers02:11