This alpha female dominated the wolves of Yellowstone. But outside the national park, she was vulnerable.
In 2012, “the most famous wolf in the world” was shot by a trophy hunter outside the sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park. She was known as ’06, and her death caused an international outcry comparable to the killing of Cecil the Lion in 2015. It also led to a new awareness of the plight of wolves and demands for greater protection, as Nate Blakeslee explains in his new book American Wolf. [Find out why wolves are so polarizing.]
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A federal judge ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is not doing enough to ensure the future of Mexican in the desert southwest. She faulted a 2015 FWS federal management rule that, in part, caps population numbers at 325 and bars wolf dispersal north of Interstate 40 which runs through central Arizona and New Mexico.
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The number of dogs suffering from wolf attacks in Wisconsin is on the rise. How long will this be allowed to continue before the state takes back wolf management?
As of the end of August 34 dogs have been killed or injured by wolf attacks in Wisconsin. Only five of the 34 dogs were injured and not killed.
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A total of 76 wolves were killed in Wyoming last year. Hunters killed 44 during the state’s licensed hunting season, meeting the state’s quota.
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Yellowstone National Park officials have killed a well-known wolf after finding it too severely injured to live.
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A Yellowstone National Park wolf that was found severely injured last month near Gardiner was shot before it was found, according to a park press release.
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The long, mournful howling in the distance easily distinguishes the wolves’ vocalizations from coyotes’ high-pitched, yipping howls and dogs’ barking. In daylight, however, when there’s only a few paw prints to distinguish between the canine species, you may wonder if they’re those of a wolf (Canis lupus), large dog (Canis lupus familiaris) or coyote (Canis latrans).
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Coyotes and wolves are quite different animals. Gray wolves are apex predators, from which few animals in their ranges are safe. Coyotes are smaller canids that historically have preyed upon small game. In some cases, wolves even prey upon coyotes. Despite these overt physical differences, the two species are very closely related. The numerous similarities include their diets, hunting styles and high intelligence
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the red wolf is a smaller, thinner cousin of the gray wolf. It is gray-black in color, but has a distinctive reddish cast for which it is named.
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