These wolves are an inspiration to us all, epitomizing what it means to live wild, with unwavering spirit and perseverance, risking everything—even your own life—to protect your loved ones. They teach us that coexistence is achievable and beautiful, if we only take the necessary steps to protect them.
The legacy of this extraordinary alpha female lives on as she continues to inspire people worldwide to protect wolves in her honor.
His gentle demeanor and playful spirit made him a beloved member of the Juneau community.
06s daughter carried on the Lamar Canyon pack after her mother's tragic death, and became a legend in her own right.
The lone wolf navigated the challenges of living on his own in an incredible story of survival, adaptation, and resilience.
Born to the oldest pack in Yellowstone and killed by the newest governor of Montana.
The "Big Guy" fathered the first wild wolf pups born after the Yellowstone reintroduction, but tragically he would never meet them.
The long life of the rare white wolf known as "White Lady" ended at human hands.
Being bullied by her sister didn’t stop her from becoming the alpha female of the largest wolf pack ever recorded.
OR-7s epic journey was extraordinary and made him a symbol of hope for wolf recovery across the West
The 06 Legacy supports the largest and most unique family tree on ancestry.com, featuring the genealogy and life stories of over 1,300 Yellowstone wolves! This comprehensive resource is a free public service. We invite you to immerse yourself in the wild, whether you're a veteran wolf watcher or are exploring the world of these remarkable animals for the first time. Teachers, researchers and wolf fans everywhere are welcome.
Imagine a family tree that shows the relationships of generation upon generation of Yellowstone wolves beginning with their reintroduction in 1995. Add the life story and lineage of every individual; the pups, the outcasts, the master elk hunters, the leaders, and the challengers. This is the Yellowstone Wolf Family Tree: digital, enormous in scope, and the first of its kind in the world! You'll find all the past and present Yellowstone packs and their members — the most famous population of wolves on the planet — in the Yellowstone Wolf Genealogy Project and its new online version of the Canis lupus family tree.
To become a guest of the tree and acquire free access, go to the Yellowstone Wolf Family Tree and follow the instructions to receive an invitation. After becoming a guest, you can also download the Ancestry App to view the tree on your mobile devices! Funding from The 06 Legacy allows expert archivist, site manager, and co-founder Leo Leckie to continually update the Tree to ensure this invaluable project remains comprehensive and accurate.