Wisconsin’s Wolves

February 22, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Wolves in Wisconsin at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 on Wisconsin Public Television.

I’m not sure if I should be excited about the return of gray wolves to Wisconsin, or terrified.  In the end, I think I’m a little bit of both.  After all, they are quite an amazing creature and native to Wisconsin.  I remember going to the Milwaukee zoo as a child and getting to the wolf exhibit and always being disappointed because you never actually got to see the wolves.  I could see rhinos, elephants and dozens of other animals from half the world away, but the wolves were always so well hidden.  Now, they number in the hundreds throughout northern Wisconsin and people are seeing them around more and more.  It’s exciting to see this elusive animal making its way back into our state, but I can’t really say that I’d like to see one outside of the zoo.  It’s my understanding that many other people around the state feel the same way, however rare the occurrence may be.  After all, it took over four years using motion sensing cameras just to gather all of the footage to make this documentary.  If you can’t wait until Friday to learn more, you can watch the full documentary here.

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