Wolves may live in any habitat that provides enough prey and shelter. To this very day wolves have managed to survive in hardly accessible areas and are therefore often seen as a symbol of wilderness.

The wolf needs a shelter only to avoid humans, because he has no other enemies in nature. It turned out that wolves may live even very close to humans, in a cattle-raising area (Kusak, 2002), in a grain field or on the outskirts of a town. This is possible if tolerated by humans and if the wolf mortality rate caused by man lies below the annual growth.