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It's not a surprise that there are wolves in Minnesota, but seeing an entire pack of wolves together isn't something we see every day-- until now.

I'm fascinated by wildlife, so I'm an avid follower of the Voyageurs Wolf Project. If you're not familiar, the Voyageurs Wolf Project is a University of Minnesota research project that was started to address the question of just what Minnesota's wolves do and how they behave in the wild during our summer months here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Their website says The Voyageurs Wolf Project is focused on understanding the summer ecology of wolves in and around Voyageurs National Park in the iconic Northwoods border region of northern Minnesota.

Thanks to the Voyageurs Wolf Project's network of trail cameras, we've been able to get a fascinating glimpse of wildlife here in the Bold North-- not just in the summer, but throughout the year. (Like the 'fattest bear ever' in Minnesota, which was caught on the trail cam last fall.)

And now, the project just captured some new incredible video of a wolf pack traveling together. The footage was taken earlier this week and is pretty unique, as their Facebook page noted:

We checked cameras yesterday and got this gem of the Cranberry Bay Pack traveling together this fall at freeze-up in a remote wild part of Voyageurs National Park. Rarely do we get the entire pack in a one frame!

The post went on to explain that "The Cranberry Bay Pack was only 4 wolves strong last winter and then they had 4 pups this past spring. It appears that at least 3 pups survived into the fall and possibly 4," it said.

Nature in Minnesota is pretty cool, isn't it? Check out the video below. And keep scrolling to check out some animals you'd only want to see in the wild in Minnesota-- because keeping them as pets is against the law!

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Animals You Aren't Allowed to Have as a Pet in Rochester, Minnesota

Below are the animals that we are not allowed to own as pets here in Rochester, Minnesota according to the City of Rochester Code of Ordinances under Sec. 3-1-4. - Prohibited wild animal.