25 years ago, Defenders helped wolves get back to where they once belonged.

Releasing of gray wolves
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Defenders of Wildlife
Summer 2020

The Return of Yellowstone’s Superstars

25 years ago, Defenders helped wolves get back to where they once belonged
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