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Did You Know?
In Did You Know? the National Geographic magazine team shares extra information we gathered to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects.

If the BBC pack is named for the documentary crew that spent a season filming it, and the Batu pack is named for a nearby mountain peak, what are the other packs named for? "Most of the pack names are derived from local geographic features or local names for other key attributes of the ecosystem," says researcher Deborah Randall. Quarry is named for a stone quarry within this pack's territory, and Nyla for the species of antelope in the area. Garba Guracha was given the name of a beautiful glacial lake on the Sanetti Plateau and means "black lake" to the local Oromo people. Residents of the Bale Mountains who make up the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme monitoring staff are most knowledgeable about the area and local language, and are responsible for naming packs as they are discovered. Says Randall, "The naming of new packs is of course half the fun and gives them all some personality of their own."

—Mary Jennings