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She was a survivor and an alpha. And then she was legally shot and killed by a hunter. Yellowstone Park's legendary wolf researcher Rick McIntyre reflects on the life of one of the park's most famous canines.

The Trump Administration plans to delist the gray wolf across the Lower 48. Here’s why that's happening and what it means for the future of the species.

In an excerpt from his new book, Goldfarb explores what wilderness looks like with and without nature's most overlooked architects—and why they have more in common with wolves than you think

Our features editor sat down with author Nate Blakeslee to talk about his book, and you can listen in on their conversation

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.

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.

Plus two more books we're reading this month

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.

What happens when a wolf comes to visit—and stays? A new book looks at the unlikely six-year friendship between a wild wolf and the people (and dogs) of Juneau, Alaska.

The large canine wandering Arizona's Kaibab Plateau appears to be a gray wolf from Yellowstone. Which means its future is grim.

Last year, a lone wolf became the first to enter California in nearly a century. Now, with his own Twitter feed and a new mate, he's kind of a big deal.

A rare ice bridge between Isle Royale National Park and the mainland offers a lifeline to the island's dwindling wolf pack.

Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham was lying down during a late-summer camping trip when he felt jaws clamp down on the back of his head. He reached back and touched a Wolf’s face.

Can you hear us now, wolves? How 'bout now? "Non-consumptive" uses of wolves are increasingly popular in the Upper Midwest, but they could turn into too much of a good thing.

When an unidentified hunter took out an alpha wolf that has long been a favorite of park tourists and an important part of ongoing research, he unwittingly drew many once-casual observers into a contentious battle between wildlife management, scientists, and hunting advocates

Photo: Fremlin/CC 2.0/Flickr Going into 2012 Montana's wolf population exceeded 600. Looking for more ways to keep the population in check, the state's Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Commission passed new rules on Thursday, July 12, that will allow wolves to be trapped.