Grey wolf /Canis Lupus/ is distributed in all over the country evenly, in forests, mountains, and steppes and in the Gobi too. This mammal is a fast reproducing animal, the mating season starts in late December and lasts for about 1 month.
During their mating season they get in groups and hunt. The female gives birth to 4-5 cubs in April or May, and the living capability of the cubs is 100% without any influences from human beings.
For the last years, the number of Mongolian wolves has been increasing, despite hunting them. It is because, in olden days Mongols considered wolf as an enemy for domestic animals and used to steal the cubs from their holes in spring. It was such a good way to keep the number of wolves at a certain level, and there was never more. However, people prefer to shoot bigger ones nowadays.
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve is rich in wolf. Their main habitat is Mt Baits and Berkh, where the Argali also pasture mainly. Also they like to be in the willows of the River Kherlen.
The wolves hunt domestic animals, horse is their main food. Sometimes, usually in spring when the Argali is weak after harsh winter, wolves attack them and catch their young ones and just born lambs. It influences badly on Argali herds. Locals hunt wolves by chasing them from their laying places and shoot them.
We have a policy to keep the number of wolves in our Nature Reserve at certain number in order to keep the bio balance. Thus we are open for wolf hunters.