Last of the 1995 wolves released in Yellowstone is killed

I remember well the Associated Press photos that showed then-Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt assisting in the release of Gray Wolves at Yellowstone in 1995. It was a big show, of course, and it held great promise for the restoration of a key predator to the wild ecosystem of the Yellowstone region. Oh, but then, naturally, the “manage-the-wild strictly for deer and elk” crowd moved in, notably in Idaho, and the sanctioned killing of wolves began in earnest. Read about the death of one of those 1995 predators in this article.

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