March 22, 1998 in Nation/World

Call Of The Wild


Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, above, told the National Wildlife Foundation at its 62nd annual meeting Saturday that “no wolves will be removed from Yellowstone on my watch,” a sign his department will fight a court order to remove the animals from the national park. His comments drew a standing ovation from the group and coincided with the third anniversary of the first gray wolf being released back into the wild at the Wyoming park. Since then, 165 wolves have been returned to public lands in Yellowstone and central Idaho.

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