Grand Canyon Wolf Killed
It is with a heavy heart that I write to share the news – the Grand Canyon wolf is dead.
DNA analysis confirms that the female wolf shot and killed on December 28th in Utah was the same wolf that some in the Southwest had nicknamed “Echo.” Not long ago, she captured the world’s imagination by showing up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon – hundreds of miles from her birthplace in the Northern Rockies. She was the first wild wolf to see the Grand Canyon in 70 years.
Her death is a cautionary tale – a glimpse into the dark future facing so many of America’s wolves if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service goes through with its proposed national delisting.
I know you love wolves as much as I do. So won’t you please make a generous donation today to Defenders of Wildlife – for the wolves and other vulnerable wildlife?
We’re fighting a multi-front war for America’s wolves - in Washington, D.C., in the field, and in rogue states like Idaho. No one fights for the wolves you love harder than Defenders. But we can’t do it alone.
That wolf traveled hundreds of miles from her Northern Rockies home in search of new habitat and a mate. That’s what healthy wolves do. She reminded us all of the resilience of these magnificent animals. But her tragic death also reminds us that wolves need continued protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Thank you for your passion and your commitment.
Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife
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