One thing that makes this encounter extraordinary is that usually bears in the Park are hibernating this time of year (the video was shot in December).
The wolves, known collectively as the Junction Butte wolf pack, had brought down an elk and left the kill. When they returned shortly thereafter, the pack was stymied to find a grizzly bear eating their dinner. A tense standoff ensues. The bear is more powerful but slower. The wolves circle the bear, staying just outside of its reach.
After a strained few minutes, the wolves slink off, unwilling to risk their lives for their elk. Perhaps they were telling themselves that it was stringy anyway. Or maybe they briefly considered going vegan.
One thing is clear: from the delighted sounds of the gathered crowd, you can tell that the people lucky enough to witness the battle got their money's worth.
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