Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon alpha female, also known as the 06 female or 832F, was shot to death last Thursday, December 6. Her pack mate, wolf 754 on the right, was killed on November 10th….Photo Doug McLaughlin, NYT
The iconic alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack, is dead. 832F, was shot to death 15 miles outside of Yellowstone, joining the other collared and un-collared park wolves who’ve had their lives snuffed out in the hunts. Her death saddened people around the world. She was widely known as the 06 Female.
is was the most famous wolf in the world,” said Jimmy Jones, a wildlife photographer who lives in Los Angeles and whose portrait of 832F appears in the current issue of the magazine American Scientist….New York Times
Will her passing awake a sleeping America to the horrors of the wolf hunts that are not only killing iconic Yellowstone wolves but another 600 wolves in just over three months since the hunts began?
Let her death be a rallying cry for all the lost wolves!
Flood the US Capital with phone calls, contact your Senators and Representatives. Keep the faxes and emails coming. We can make a difference. Wolves must be re-listed or their howls will be silenced forever in the lower forty-eight and Yellowstone wolves will be doomed to live on an island, reducing their chances of genetic connectivity with other wolves living outside the park, who are being subjected to brutal hunting and trapping.
No wolf is safe in America.
STOP THE HUNTS!!
Aug 18, 2011
“This is a video of the Alpha female of the Lamar Canyon Pack (06) on a kill near Slough Creek in Lamar Valley on July 24, 2011. This was shortly after she treed a black bear.”
‘Famous’ Wolf Is Killed Outside Yellowstone
By NATE SCHWEBER
Published: December 8, 2012
The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park’s highly visible Lamar Canyon pack and had become so well-known that some wildlife watchers referred to her as a “rock star.” The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years.
The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology, which is being returned, said Daniel Stahler, a project director for Yellowstone’s wolf program. Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park, and then only for brief periods, Dr. Stahler said.
‘World’s most famous wolf’ shot and killed outside Yellowstone
By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout
Montana FWP finally relented and extended a buffer zone around Yellowstone National Park for the remainder of the hunt and trapping season. I’m sure their phone lines were burning down from an outraged public, after the killing of the 06 Female and 6 other collared Yellowstone wolves. She was the most famous, well-known wolf in Yellowstone, known around the world. Her loss will be acutely felt, not only by her human admirers but her pack, who are now left without their powerful leader. BUT it doesn’t change the fact that wolves in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Great Lakes are still under siege. There is no buffer zone for them. Idaho is trapping and snaring wolves, Montana’s wolf trapping season starts in 5 days, Wisconsin’s wolf hunt continues and the state is still pushing to hunt wolves with dogs…..only a court injunction stopped it but a hearing is scheduled on December 20th to revisit the issue, Minnesota is trapping and killing wolves and Michigan is moving ahead with legislation to hold a wolf hunt.
Please get active and oppose the wolf hunts!!! Nothing will change if we sit silently by! Hold the politicians and feds, who are responsible for this travesty, accountable!
Speak out for the wolves, we are their voice!
Contact the 81 Senators Who Voted To Delist Wolves In the Northern Rockies
Photo: NYT, Doug McLaughlin
Video: 06 Female, azeline16
Posted in: Wyoming wolves, Yellowstone wolves, Wolf Wars
Tags: Iconic 06 Female killed, stop killing wolves, political wolf hunts, wolf slaughter