Friday, June 21, 2013

PHOTOS: Wolf People Center

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM

This week, Jacob Jones examines the controversy over wolf management in Idaho. Wolves were driven to extinction in Idaho by settlers in the early 1900s. The federal government reintroduced wolves, who were on the endangered species list, to the state in the 1990s. The photos below are from Wolf People, a center in Cocolalla, Idaho, where visitors can get close to wolves and learn about them. Photos by Young Kwak.

click to enlarge 8-year-old Michele Lewis, left, her 6-year-old sister Marraine and cousin Gina Sotolongo look at a wolf chart at the Wolf People store. - YOUNG KWAK
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8-year-old Michele Lewis, left, her 6-year-old sister Marraine and cousin Gina Sotolongo look at a wolf chart at the Wolf People store.
click to enlarge Owner Nancy Taylor, left, plays with two 5-week-old wolf puppies, Teto and Ki Lani, as store manager Shelby Brower watches. - YOUNG KWAK
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Owner Nancy Taylor, left, plays with two 5-week-old wolf puppies, Teto and Ki Lani, as store manager Shelby Brower watches.
click to enlarge Educational speaker Kalla Denison holds the 5-week-old wolf puppies, Teto and Ki Lani. - YOUNG KWAK
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Educational speaker Kalla Denison holds the 5-week-old wolf puppies, Teto and Ki Lani.
click to enlarge Waka, a 15-year-old Ellesmere Island Arctic wolf, walks around her enclosure.
Waka, a 15-year-old Ellesmere Island Arctic wolf, walks around her enclosure.
click to enlarge Coco Cabe, a 12-year-old timber wolf, stands in her enclosure. - YOUNG KWAK
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Coco Cabe, a 12-year-old timber wolf, stands in her enclosure.
click to enlarge Taylor pets Casperita, a 2-year-old Arctic and timber wolf mix. - YOUNG KWAK
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Taylor pets Casperita, a 2-year-old Arctic and timber wolf mix.
click to enlarge Taylor greets Arctica, a 2-year-old Arctic and timber wolf mix. - YOUNG KWAK
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Taylor greets Arctica, a 2-year-old Arctic and timber wolf mix.
click to enlarge Taylor greets Arctica. - YOUNG KWAK
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Taylor greets Arctica.
click to enlarge Waka stands in her enclosure. - YOUNG KWAK
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Waka stands in her enclosure.
click to enlarge Coco Cabe, a 12-year-old timber wolf, stands in her enclosure. - YOUNG KWAK
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Coco Cabe, a 12-year-old timber wolf, stands in her enclosure.
click to enlarge Taylor holds an Arctic and timber wolf mix puppy. - YOUNG KWAK
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Taylor holds an Arctic and timber wolf mix puppy.
click to enlarge Mohawk howls. - YOUNG KWAK
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Mohawk howls.
click to enlarge Miwa, a 4-year-old timber wolf, sleeps in the enclosure. - YOUNG KWAK
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Miwa, a 4-year-old timber wolf, sleeps in the enclosure.

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Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...