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Denali Wolf Season Claims a Pack's Leaders

While wolves are an endangered species throughout the country, in Alaska they number in the thousands and are still legally hunted. Saturday marked the end of the Alaskan wolf-hunting season.

The killing of the pack's alpha female has taken a toll on the Toklat wolves of Denali National Park, some of the most studied and photographed wolves in the world.

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Elizabeth Arnold
Elizabeth Arnold is a freelance reporter for NPR. From 2000 - 2004, she was an NPR national correspondent, covering America's public lands with a focus on the environment, politics, economics, and culture.