The successful reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone was the greatest wildlife experiment of the 20th century. January 12, 2020, marked the 25th anniversary of the first wolf arriving in Yellowstone National Park. This book honours the wolves by their individual stories and documenting their family trees starting in Canada.
The book is a genealogical record with written narratives for each wolf. Contained within the book are all the colour annual charts from the beginning. The charts show wolf families including their members and pictures of many individual wolves. Annual charts and intra-annual charts were produced each year as a scorecard for visitors arriving in Yellowstone so that they could perhaps see and enjoy knowing the wolves in the wild. For each wolf that has been radio-collared in Yellowstone, there is a written story describing what is known about its life. These are the stories of the famous wolves such as 21M, 302M, '06 Female, the Canyon Alpha Female and many more. Many wolves are honoured with their pictures.
Currently, the Yellowstone Wolf Project and collaborating agencies have used over 1200 ear tag numbers while radio-collaring the wolves to aid in their identification. Range maps show the spread of the wolves since reintroduction and the lands the packs occupy outside Yellowstone National Park. Detailed information is provided on how to access the interactive family tree stored on Ancestry.com. In Ancestry, readers will be able to view descendants, pedigree and family trees going back to the originating packs in Canada. From ancestry, users of the family trees can make their own celebratory books and posters. There is even an Ancestry phone app that allows users to carry the detailed information into the field.