As the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947, he was beloved by conservationists. Then he broke one too many rules.
The megapopular breed is possibly the worst city dog. But adopt these practices (and warning: they just might uproot your life) and it can also be the best.
Plus two more books we're reading this month
He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.
A new photo book documents the diverse community behind the original national park
And they're not the only species that should be afraid
In 2013, Kelly Lund started taking photos of his dog. More than a million followers later, the pair have officially gone pro.
Arguably the most influential wolf in America was killed last week. Who was he?
What gets called “surplus killing” actually isn’t, it’s killing for future feeding
Twenty years after wolves were reintroduced in the Northern Rockies, many politicians would still love to see them eradicated, and hunters and ranchers are allowed to kill them by the hundreds. But the animals are not only surviving—they're expanding their range at a steady clip. For the people who live on the wild edges of wolf country, their presence can be magical and maddening at once.
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