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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From Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

Investigators are still looking into the shooting of a Yellowstone wolf earlier this year, and park officials this week renewed their call for tips.

Yellowstone National Park posted a video to its Facebook page Thursday of biologist Doug Smith talking about the white wolf, which was the alpha female of the Canyon Pack. The post said investigators are still looking for information about its shooting.

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From KCET:

The damage Chad McKittrick has done to America’s endangered species might finally be coming to an end.

In March, 1995, 14 gray wolves from Canada were released in Yellowstone National Park, part of an attempt to reintroduce the species to the area. Biologists working the project were especially fond of one wolf in particular. He was a big, medium-gray male, “Wolf #10,” added to the reintroduction group as a mate for a single black female, “Wolf #9.” The largest of the wolves in what biologists hoped would become the Rose Creek Pack, #10 seemed destined to make history.

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