The Call of the Wild

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING: More than thirty Canadian wolves were delivered to Yellowstone National Park today from British Columbia as part of a federal plan to reintroduce the species back into the U.S. "The program has been a success as far as the breeding goes," reports TIME's Patrick Dawson from Montana. "The problem is the political opposition, which would like to see the program scrapped. Those opposed think if they can't shoot it, brand it, fatten it up or fence it in, then it is not worth anything. There is a real danger that a Republican president, working with a Republican Congress, could do away with the program entirely." Last year, 29 of the wolves were released in the U.S., and nine pups were born in Yellowstone.