25 Years of Wolves in Yellowstone

The 2019-2020 winter marked the 25th anniversary of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction. To commemorate this event, we spent five weeks broadcasting live on Facebook what we have learned about wolves in the park over the last 25 years.
Wolf walking in snow
Wolf walking in snow.

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Week 1 - How Wolves were Reintroduced in the Park

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Duration:
17 minutes, 31 seconds

Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Smith discusses the significant events that led to the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park.

Week 2 - Scientific Discoveries about Wolves

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Duration:
34 minutes, 10 seconds

Wildlife Biologist Dan Stahler and Wildlife Research Associate Kira Cassidy highlight scientific discoveries learned over the last 25 years.

Week 3 - How Wolves have Impacted the Visitor Experience

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Duration:
19 minutes, 6 seconds

Retired Wolf Interpreter Rick McIntyre and Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Smith share stories from the field about how wolves have impacted the visitor experience over the last 25 years.

Week 4 - The Global Impact of Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction

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Duration:
31 minutes, 43 seconds

Wildlife Biologist Dan Stahler discusses the global impact of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction.

Week 5 - The Future of Wolves in Yellowstone

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Duration:
32 minutes, 8 seconds

Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Smith looks to the future and discusses the relationship between wolves and people.

Last updated: May 20, 2020