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Day in the life of a Yellowstone wolf biologist

[large thumbnail url=”day-in-the-life-of-a-yellowstone-wolf-biologist” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”day-in-the-life-of-a-yellowstone-wolf-biologist” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] Michael Gibney of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, followed Yellowstone wolf biologist Doug Smith for a day and captured a fascinating glimpse of the world through his eyes.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Biologist Doug Smith made his way through the park on a sunny March day, checking on teams of wind-burnt scientists as they tracked and observed every pack of gray wolves in the park.

Smith has played an integral role in the park’s wolf program ever since wolves were reintroduced 15 years ago. Yet for all that time spent working on the reintroduction, a day in Smith’s life during March can be as unpredictable as wildlife itself.

Throughout the month, throngs of volunteer researchers — mostly biology students and educators — spread across Yellowstone in what has become one of the most comprehensive wolf studies in the world…

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