The Alpha Female Wolf: The Fierce Legacy of Yellowstone's 06 (Hardcover)
These stories of the females of the northern Yellowstone wolf packs were derived from author McIntyre's daily journal observations, and they are fascinating. He explains the genealogy of the packs, their triumphs and struggles, and the individual personalities of their members. You will care about them and feel as though you were present to watch them as well. Great to give to those animal lovers on your list.— From TatteredCover.com Staff Picks
Book Four in the Award-Winning Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series
Following five generations of female wolves--including the famous 06--this gripping family saga set in Yellowstone National Park reveals the pivotal role that female wolves play in pack life.
"Rick's writing is so vivid, so powerful, that I feel I have been right there with him among the wolves of Yellowstone. And I urge you, the reader, to come with us and discover the magic of wolf society."--DR. JANE GOODALL, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
Yellowstone's 06 female was called 'the most famous wolf in the world.' Her strength, beauty, and intelligence were unmatched, and her ability to hunt, protect her young cubs, and choose the right mates made her pack successful. In his latest book, award-winning author and renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre turns his spotting scope on 06 and more remarkable female wolves, telling the dramatic true story of five generations of female leaders in Yellowstone National Park.
As Rick shows us, female wolves, not their male counterparts, play the most pivotal roles in pack life. They choose who may mate with them and where their pack will hunt and raise pups. They negotiate treaties and fiercely defend their families. The only opponent they cannot defeat is a human with a gun.
In The Alpha Female Wolf, McIntyre profiles 06's rise to power. He also celebrates the lives of other female wolves who deserve our recognition. Throughout, McIntyre weaves wolf biology and storytelling into a page-turning narrative that, once again, gives readers a rare window into life in a wolf pack--this time from a female point of view.