Rick McIntyre, Robert Redford – foreword – The Rise of Wolf 8


The astonishing true story of one of the first wolves to roam Yellowstone in more than 60 years.

Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone: A Trilogy

Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves – but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995.

This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves.

Wolf 8 struggles at first – he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied – but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protege?

Authored by a renowned wolf researcher and gifted storyteller, The Rise of Wolf 8 marks the beginning of an original and bold new trilogy, which will transform our view of wolves forever.

Author: Rick McIntyre, Robert Redford – foreword
Narrator: Geoff Sugiyama
Duration: 8 hours 1 min
Released: 19 Jul 2011
Publisher: Greystone Books
Language: English

User Review:

footstool marvelous

Wonderful insight into the behavior of the the Wolves of Yellowstone National Park and wolves in general through the stories and detailed observations of Rick McIntyre. Rick has devoted most of his life to observing wolf behavior and educating the public on wolves. Take some time to read or listen to this book and learn about a creature long misrepresented in literature. Thank you for the journey Rick! My one caution: the Audible version of this book is read with a slightly robotic voice. It did not bother me, but I could imagine the joy and concern in the diction having seen the wolves myself. If this is a concern, individual readers may prefer a hard copy.