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Living with Wolves: European Wolf - Region 2 wildlife DVD

Living with Wolves: European Wolf - Region 2 wildlife DVD
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“Multiple award-winning film about the European wolf with unique footage from Scandinavia, Spain and Germany, to Italy and Romania”

A hundred years ago, the Wolf was common throughout most of Europe. 
Today, shattered populations remain in only a few countries; in areas where people have accepted to share their environment with an animal that at times causes havoc and conflict. 

For more than 30 years, international scientist and film director Erik Zimen has lived with Wolves and studied people’s behaviour towards them, capturing unique footage on camera of wolves’ behaviour across Europe.

In the Abruzzo mountains in Italy, Erik has filmed the ‘Spaghetti Wolves’ that visit the local village refuse dump at night to feast on food remains and to compete with the local dogs. We also learn how the soaring wild boar population here has contributed to the success of the wolf.

On the border between Norway and Sweden we see how wolves have thrived due to large Moose numbers providing ample prey for the canines.
In the mountains of Romania time seems to have stood still and wolves have coexisted with the local villagers for centuries.

In Spain, the Cantabrian Mountains support an increasing population of Iberian Wolves (Canis lupus signatus). Locals here are generally well disposed towards wolves and Erik is amazed to find wolves in busy, populated areas and on the intensely farmed plains.

Living with Wolves also includes some of the amazing footage taken by Erik wolves in a very large enclosure in Germany. Erik studied these wolves extensively and managed to film their territorial battles, their hierarchies, their feeding habits and their prey. Rare footage of wolves mating and of the young pups is included too.
Erik also documented his attempts to tame young wolf pups by hand rearing them and the unique relationship between man and wolf that developed. Living with Wolves!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an imported DVD and the description on the box/packaging is not in English, but the main film has a fully English soundtrack; the on-screen menu is in German, but is easy to navigate.
Some of the ‘sound bites’ and interviews with local residents and farmers are in the original, local languages, without translation, but this only accounts for 2-3 minutes of the total documentary.

This documentary was produced before modern, high-definition equipment was used - picture quality is comparable to that of VHS video, not today’s hi-def DVD quality. Regardless of this, it is a rare account of the European Wolf and of Erik Zimen’s research on wild and tamed wolves.

[this film should not be confused with the other, more well-known Living with Wolves, which was filmed by Jim & Jamie Dutcher and shows wolves in the USA]

Written, produced and directed by Bo Landin and Erik Zimen
A Scandinature Films production in co-operation with Erik Zimen (1996)


Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital 2.0

Language:         English, German

Subtitles:          none

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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Living with Wolves: European Wolf - Region 2 wildlife DVD
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Living with Wolves: European Wolf - Region 2 wildlife DVD
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