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Beloved White Wolf, Who Was Just Days From Giving Birth, Has Been Shot And Killed

A famous wolf named, The White Lady, who lived at Yellowstone National Park has died – or more accurately, she was murdered. Hikers saw her lying on the ground last month and realized she had been shot. When she was found, she was still alive, but there was nothing they could do. The White Lady was humanely euthanized.

The White Lady was a pack leader and had 14 surviving children. As if that wasn’t bad enough, The White Lady was pregnant with five pups at the time of her death. Bethany Cotton, a wildlife program director for WildEarth Guardians, said the loss of the beloved alpha female would be felt across the ecosystem.

According to Cotton, the pups were just days from being born when they died. The White Lady’s pack, the Canyon pack, is in a state of upheaval now with their leader gone. An investigation revealed that The White Lady was shot illegally.