Our day in Yellowstone was one dreams are made. 🙌
I say that because ever since I started watching videos and learning about wolves, I felt a deep connection to wolves and then had a dream to see them in the wild and free.
Two days ago that dream came true seeing 4 wolves of the Wapiti Lake Pack.
Since our first visit many years ago in the park and despite some early starts, we never saw any wolves. I have visited a few wolf sanctuaries and havens and even had the privilege to volunteer at @coloradowolfandwildcenter
Working at the Wolf center brought me a new understanding, love and respect for this stunning Apex species. I got to interact with the wolves in their different enclosure, which I loved. That was a surreal experience and changed my life n love for these majestic, loyal, strong animals. It's funny to think that dew to the folk law and mythical tales that the wolf is a cold blooded killer and out to get us, that despite all I had learnt, that was still in the back of my mind when I first got to kneel down with in their enclosure and let them come to me, sniff, nudge me and eventually lick/kiss me. 😆
It is so sad and out of control that the wolf has nearly be exterminated in most regions they still live in world today. Mostly because of the mis-portrayal. Today again they are fighting to survive and fighting extinction dew to the hate, lies and certain states and governors being paid off. Sadly like even with the bears they are now again unprotected and can be hunted by any means. #sickworld
Science has proven the Trophic Cascade and that they are essential! *
It's time for change and I hope you will pls help support the ESA and help keep them protected.
I am proud to be a voice for them and in time be able to do more to protect them.
To me they are the Epitome of the Wild here and in Europe, like the Lion of #Africa and the Tiger of India.
Yellowstone national park is a place of beauty and the wild intertwined. Like most places in nature, a place to step away from everyday life, recharge, let go and even heal.
So I'm sharing this for multiple reasons, 1: it is a perfect representation of how much I love my career, 2: sweet little Jax next to me and 3: it's that little alligator's birthday!! Kada turns 4 today and is as sassy as ever but is an amazing education ambassador for her species. #lovemygators🐊#keystonespecies @brookgreen_gardens
dams are built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter. These structures modify the natural environment in such a way that the overall ecosystem builds upon the change, making beavers a keystone species. Dam building can be very beneficial in restoring wetlands. Such wetland benefits include flood control downstream, biodiversity (by providing habitat for many rare as well as common species), and water cleansing, both by the breakdown of toxins such as pesticides and the retention of silt by beaver dams. Over the years, this collection of silt produces the rich bottom land so sought after by farmers. Beaver dams reduce erosion as well as decrease the turbidity that is a limiting factor for much aquatic life ; #beavers#dams#keystonespecies#modify#wetlands#biodiversity#cleansing#breakdown#silt