Picks and Pans Review: The Return of the Wolves
updated 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Although these are not the best of times for wild animals, this 60-minute documentary offers a little hope. It explores a disputed plan to reintroduce the wolf to Yellowstone Park, where it once flourished.
The reintroduction plan has become a heated issue, pitting conservationists against ranchers and hunters. The program does a fine job of dispelling myths about the the wolf, examining the animal's sophisticated social structure and value as a natural predator. Opposing viewpoints of rattle farmers are offered too.
Jeff Jarvis is on special assignment.