I edited a story about wolf watching in Yellowstone for Audubon's Jan-Feb issue, written by Jeff Hull. Just after we went to press, it was reported that collared wolves being studied inside the park had been shot by hunters outside its borders. Two of those wolves star in the story: an alpha female who was charmed by two lazy brothers, mated with them both, and eventually emerged as the best hunter of the trio. Typically it takes four wolves to bring down an elk; she learned to do it by herself. The female and one of her mates were killed.
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