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Gray wolves, Gallatin Pack, West Yellowstone, Montana, USA.
In 1995, the Gray Wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park after a 50-year absence from the ecosystem. It was at this same time that the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, a unique not-for-profit wildlife facility located in West Yellowstone, Montana, just one block from the west entrance of the park, was notified of several unplanned wolf births at another facility. Since captive-born wolves cannot be released into the wild, the Center agreed to take the pups.

The wolves of the resident Gallatin Pack have developed strong social ties, allowing visitors the opportunity to view and learn about wild pack behavior and promote discussion in regards to wolf restoration and future management plans for the species.

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