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Return of the Wolf

Throughout history, the wolf has often been the target of misguided hatred on the part of humans. Personally, I love wolves, the largest of the canine species. I learned a lot about how to deal with my own domestic dogs from reading about wolf pack behavior. Just as I admire tigers and other big cats on the feline side, I find the gray wolf to be a majestic creature.
Our recent vacation to Wyoming included Yellowstone National Park, where they are marking the tenth anniversary of the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Yellowstone region. (For the record, we did not have any wolf sightings on our trip, but with only 174 believed to be in the entire Yellowstone region, you’ve got to get up pretty early in the morning–literally–to have a 60-70% chance of seeing wolves in areas they are known to frequent.)
I used to run “Wolf Fun Facts” on my old blog, and you may see them popping up again. Here’s one: each member of a pack can be distinguished by its call, a sort of code that keeps strangers from venturing too far in to a pack’s territory.