Hypothetical question: how do you know if you've made it as a celebrity if you're a wolf? Answer: when National Geographic makes a movie about you. That's exactly what happened to one black wolf in Yellowstone National Park a few years ago.

Hard to believe it's been nearly 6 years ago now that Nat Geo Wild made a movie called "Hunting with the Dark Wolf". It was an in-depth backstory of one particular Yellowstone black wolf and what her life was like.

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The whole episode plays out like an action thriller. The wolf picks up the blood scent of an injured elk and then the chase is on. Spoiler alert: no elk were harmed in the making of this video. My favorite quote? "You can't hide blood from a nose this good". How quaint.

It was a short, but sweet synopsis of how wolves try and sometimes fail to obtain a meal. The story of how a wounded elk managed to situate himself in a stream to avoid allowing the wolves an angle of takedown.

It obviously doesn't always go this way, but this non-kill enabled one group of Yellowstone wolves and the black alpha in particular to gain some internet fame thanks to National Geographic.

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