11.26.2006

Littlewolf on Wolf Mountain


East of East LA, Tonya Littlewolf cares for neglected and endangered wolves. "The wolves think I'm the alpha female, and you're my hairless pack."

She makes the point that, "Europeans started the myth that wolves are evil."

Wolf recovery has ranchers howling. Debates have been stewing since the mid 1990s about whether or not certain types of wolves should remain on the endangered species lists, after wolves were introduced back into Yellowstone National Park in 1995. In the early 1900s US citizens were attempting to eradicate the species entirely.

The National Wildlife Fedaration explains how "Different populations of gray wolf around the United States are protected in different ways by the Endangered Species Act." Maybe Littlewolf will help erase the archetype of Little Red and her hood.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

The best diorama seen at The American Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday was, hands down, the wolves - hovering over the snow in winter flight. Worth the $14 suggested admission alone.

SisterRye said...

I've always had a thing for natural history dioramas. They hover in the realm of the impossible.