Famous wolf briefly strays from Yellowstone and is shot

Eight wolves collared for research have been shot this year outside of Yellowstone. Controversially reintroduced to the area this season, it appears wolf hunting will reduce the population of research animals as well as the number of attacks on livestock. One of the wolves, 832F, was the alpha of the parks Lamar Canyon pack, a favorite with tourists and researchers. She graces the cover of American Scientist this month. "'She is the most famous wolf in the world,' said Jimmy Jones, a wildlife photographer who lives in Los Angeles and whose portrait of 832F appears in the current issue of the magazine American Scientist." (via NYT)