We hear it over and over again- the natural environment is an intricately interconnected web where everything is critically linked to everything else. Yet, we ignore this as we misuse the earth’s resources, alter animal populations and reshape the land. But changes to the ecosystem can lead to outsized results, as in the case of the wolf.

At one point, humans had basically extincted the wolf from Yellowstone National Park. But wolves are very valuable in a number of ways. Their absence from the park had a giant effect of the ecosystem, and so has their return. This very short TikTok video tells the story:

Nature is awesome if we just let it do its thing!

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