ANIMALS: What Big Hearts They Have

Very few people have high regard for the timber wolf, an animal popularly supposed to eat up unwary citizens who get lost in the snow. This attitude saddens Lee Smits, a Detroit news commentator and probably the best friend the timber wolf has. Smits, who blames the wolf's lowly social position on "the Red Riding Hood legend," feels that more people ought to be concerned by the fact that the timber wolf of the eastern U.S. is well on the way to extinction.

To prevent the disappearance of what he terms "an interesting carnivore," Smits has taken the lead in urging...

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