For those of you who would like a diversion from the drumbeat of political news, here is a story of the wolves of Yellowstone. Actually it is a story of one wolf. She was labeled as “06” (the year she was born) by the Park rangers who oversaw her and the majestic Yellowstone National Park. Her story is inspiring, but demonstrates the ongoing conflicts between the needs of man and those of wildlife.

Wolves were introduced into Yellowstone in 1995, and by most accounts, the introduction has been a success. The wolves have thrived, and there are now approximately 60 of them in the Park divided into 8 packs. Until recently, 06 was one of those wolves. Here is her story.

R. Tom Deloe is a resident of Cumberland Township

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