Science | Nature

Living With Wolves

Working at a wolf sanctuary became part of my identity. Leaving the pack was harder than I expected.

Howls ripple across the hillside as I pass beneath the arms of scrubby pinyons and wind-worn junipers. The wolves track me from both sides, fluorescent eyes peering through the dark. Though I know they are behind fences, my heart still races at their stalking silhouettes, claws clicking, fur shifting, guard hairs long and bristling.

Canis lupus

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