Like their prey, some wolf populations have experienced declining numbers in Alaska in recent years. In Denali National Park and Preserve, a 6 million-acre swath of wilderness in the state's interior, a 2014 count found just 51 wolves in 13 packs, the lowest number since wildlife biologists began counting them 30 years ago.
5. Using turkey slaughter as an interview backdrop: "No worries."
In one of her more embarrassing political gaffes, Palin gave an on-camera interview while animals were gruesomely slaughtered just feet away. The clip, which starts about one minute in, shows a worker at a turkey farm killing birds while Palin talks about politics during her 2008 vice presidential bid. NBC reports that a photographer asked her if she wanted the slew of dead turkeys to serve as a background, to which she responded, "No worries."