Gray wolf in Iowa killed: Lower-48 range for recovering wolves continues to expand.

For the First Time Since 1925, a Gray Wolf Crossed Into Iowa. It Didn’t End Well. (Video.)

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May 14 2014 1:17 PM

Lone Wolf

For the first time since 1925, a gray wolf crossed into Iowa. It didn’t end well.

Researchers say the gray wolf’s rise in the United States has vindicated their essential ecological role, helping to promote young forest and biodiversity in Yellowstone National Park. But there have been struggles.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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