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Yellowstone Wolves: Science and Discovery in the World’s First National Park

Doug Smith talks about his new book Yellowstone Wolves: Science and Discovery in the World’s First National Park. With a foreword by Jane Goodall, the book is a generously illustrated consideration (and celebration!) of the successful reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone, which began 25 years ago this year. Wolves have proven to be even more beneficial to the entire Yellowstone ecosystem than was even hoped for back in 1995.

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