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A Wolf Called Romeo | A newly published book by Nick Jans

The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska
No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species—up close as never before.

A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.

Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature, and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more. []

Watch: Book video trailer

Wolf at the New Forest Wildlife Park, UK | By Natasha Jefferies

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Wolves at The Wild Animal Sanctuary | By Neil Rippe

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Looking back | Wolf at the Dartmoor Zoo

By Pete Trott

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Following the leader | By Pete Trott

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Turtle Back Zoo | K.D.C.

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Lakota Wolf Preserve | K.D.C.

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Wolf at the Lakota Wolf Preserve | By K.D.C.

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wolveswolves:

We just had a huge victory for Idaho wolves!

Thanks to the support of people like you, Earthjustice went to court to stop Idaho from exterminating the Golden and Monumental wolf packs in central Idaho’s Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness.

And we won! The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced that it is halting its wolf extermination program as of today.

This will stop the wolf killings and restore the natural balance between predator and prey in the Idaho wilderness area.

This fight in Idaho is just the latest battle in our efforts to protect wolves across the country. Our work is far from over.

We are still fighting to stop the brutal wolf killings in Wyoming, oppose the elimination of Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across nearly the entire United States, and secure laws governing wolf management that will ensure real wolf recovery.

And none of this work is possible without you!

Thank you for continuing to stand by us as we fight to protect our wildlife and our wildlands.

Make an emergency gift to help us continue to fight back using the most powerful tool available—the law. We can’t win without you.

This is good news. However, Idaho and its govenor are continuing to try and eliminate the state’s population to 150.

Chewing leaves | Lakota Wolf Preserve

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