From Big Horn Radio Network:
Wolves: A Famous Part of Yellowstone’s Ecosystem
Visitors who get to see wolves in Yellowstone are fortunate to lay eyes on these social, yet elusive, predators.
Nearly three decades since their reintroduction, it’s difficult to imagine Yellowstone National Park without wolf packs.
The northern Rocky Mountain wolf was listed as an endangered species in 1973, and in the mid-1990s, biologists released 41 wild wolves in Yellowstone. As of 2021, authorities estimated the park was home to roughly 100 wolves living in eight distinct packs.
Gray wolves were federally delisted in 2020.
It certainly isn’t easy to get a glimpse of Yellowstone’s gray wolves, but if you know where to look — and have a little luck on your side — an opportunity to see wolves in Yellowstone can be an experience that defines your entire trip to America’s first national park.
If you want to see these wolves for yourself, here’s a list of the top five places to see wolves in Yellowstone.