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Caribou-Wolf Myths in "Never Cry Wolf"

Summary: Naturalist Farley Mowat investigated the huge numbers of caribou deaths in Canada and found that trappers, not wolves, were the primary cause of the deaths. The story of his investigation is told in his book, "Never Cry Wolf."
"Inescapably, the realization was being born in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie" (Mowatt, 51). Farley Mowat quoted this in his book Never Cry Wolf. Mowat is talking about how the human concept of the wolf is a myth. Mowat is a naturalist who was assigned to study the bloodthirsty wolves who were slaughtering the caribou in Northwest Canada. Mowat's experiences disprove many of the human myths about wolves and expose the wolves' true individuality.

In Never Cry Wolf, many people believe the myth that the rapid decrease in the caribou population is a result of the savage wolves eating habits; however; Farley Mowat is able to observe the wolves and prove the myth wrong. People believe "that the wolves are killing all the deer" (Mowat, 9); therefore, Mowat is sent into Canada...

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