What do wolves mean to me? 

In a matter of words, they represent beauty, freedom, perseverance, intelligence and loyalty.

Oh, and they are one bad ass killing machine!

 

 

But there is more…

Wolves are also the great “under dogs” (no pun intended) of nature, surviving relentless persecution and thriving under the harshest conditions imaginable.

Wolves represent the best and worst of human behavior. Although hunters nearly wiped them out of existence, reintroduction efforts symbolize a shift in our understanding of canis lupus.

 

Numerous studies demonstrate the important role wolves play in maintaining a balanced ecosystem.

Many continue to see the “big…bad…wolf,”  yet I remain in awe of this magnificent animal.

 Their survival brings meaning to my life….