The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog (Hardcover)

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The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone's Underdog (Hardcover)

By Rick McIntyre, Robert Redford (Foreword by)



As told by a world-famous wolf expert, this "powerful origin story of one of Yellowstone's greatest and most famous wolves" (Washington Post) is full of adventure, and makes the perfect gift for animal lovers, science buffs, and wolf fans.

Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series.

Book Two, The Reign of Wolf 21, is available now, and Book 3, The Redemption of Wolf 302, is available October 19, 2021.

Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves--but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995.

This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves.

Wolf 8 struggles at first--he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied--but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his prot g ?

" The Rise of Wolf 8] is a goldmine for information on all aspects of wolf behavior and clearly shows they are clever, smart, and emotional beings."
--Marc Bekoff, Psychology Today

Rick McIntyre has worked with the National Park Service for more than 40 years and has recorded more sightings of wild wolves than any other person. During one 15-year period, he rose before dawn every day to observe the Yellowstone wolves. Now retired, he has spoken about the Yellowstone Wolves with news outlets such as 60 Minutes and NPR's Snap Judgement, and is profiled extensively in American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee.Robert Redford--actor, director, and producer--has been a passionate art and environmental activist since the early 1970s. He has been an advocate for climate change awareness, clean energy, and habitat protection for over forty years.
Product Details ISBN: 9781771645218
ISBN-10: 1771645210
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 304
Language: English