These two gray wolves are the last surviving members of a family called the Old Profanity Territory Pack, who lives on public lands in the northeastern part of Washington state. WDFW originally estimated that the pack consisted of five to seven wolves, but it turns out there were probably only four — two parents and two pups. However, the small family ran into trouble when they killed livestock belonging to a local farmer, who owns Diamond M Ranch, to feed themselves.
On September 16, WDFW used a helicopter to chase down and kill one of the 5-month-old wolf pups, and, on September 28, they killed the mother. During the second hunt, the other pup actually disappeared — and Amaroq Weiss, lawyer and biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity, has grave concerns for his safety.