“All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. …Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.”
Black coats are a dominant gene over grey for wolves. Yellowstone wolves are now about 50/50 black vs. grey. In Michigan, only about 5% of wolves have black coats, but that will increase over time.
This is strange from an evolutionary standpoint, because black will make them more visible to hunters.