(Image Source: Jimmy Jones/ American Scientist)



BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR CANDICE AVILES



Yellowstone National Park’s most famous wolf was shot and killed by hunters just outside the park’s boundaries Thursday.The New York Times reports—


“She was the alpha female of the park’s Lamar Canyon pack ... Wildlife watchers referred to her as a ‘rock star.’ The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years. The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology… Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park…”


She was referred to as “the most famous wolf in the world” and a portrait of her can be found in the current issues of the magazine American Scientist.


Known as 832F by researchers, she was the 8th wolf to be shot while being tracked this year. The wolves of Yellowstone are among the parks most travelled-to sites. KTVM reports officials at the park fear if something is not done, it could hurt tourism.


“It’s going to have an impact on tourism because people aren’t going to come to the park if they can’t locate wolves and watch wolves. And the saddest part is it could have been avoided.”


Because the wolves were hunted outside of park boundaries, it isn’t technically illegal. But the death of 832F is not being taken lightly by animal activists — who have filed a lawsuit challenging Wyoming’s wolf management program.


“The groups want the court to reinstate federal protecting for wolf protection for wolves in Wyoming.
In the state of Wyoming wolves are considered a predatory species and can be shot and killed on site, except near Yellowstone National Park.”



The governor of Wyoming claims the state’s management plan is adequate for maintaining a minimum number of wolves.

 

Yellowstone National Park’s Most Famous Wolf Killed

by Jasmine Bailey
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Dec 9, 2012

Yellowstone National Park’s Most Famous Wolf Killed

 

(Image Source: Jimmy Jones/ American Scientist)



BY JASMINE BAILEY
ANCHOR CANDICE AVILES



Yellowstone National Park’s most famous wolf was shot and killed by hunters just outside the park’s boundaries Thursday.The New York Times reports—


“She was the alpha female of the park’s Lamar Canyon pack ... Wildlife watchers referred to her as a ‘rock star.’ The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years. The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology… Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park…”


She was referred to as “the most famous wolf in the world” and a portrait of her can be found in the current issues of the magazine American Scientist.


Known as 832F by researchers, she was the 8th wolf to be shot while being tracked this year. The wolves of Yellowstone are among the parks most travelled-to sites. KTVM reports officials at the park fear if something is not done, it could hurt tourism.


“It’s going to have an impact on tourism because people aren’t going to come to the park if they can’t locate wolves and watch wolves. And the saddest part is it could have been avoided.”


Because the wolves were hunted outside of park boundaries, it isn’t technically illegal. But the death of 832F is not being taken lightly by animal activists — who have filed a lawsuit challenging Wyoming’s wolf management program.


“The groups want the court to reinstate federal protecting for wolf protection for wolves in Wyoming.
In the state of Wyoming wolves are considered a predatory species and can be shot and killed on site, except near Yellowstone National Park.”



The governor of Wyoming claims the state’s management plan is adequate for maintaining a minimum number of wolves.

 

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