Over 13 years ago, a terrifying black wolf started showing up around the suburb of Juneau, Alaska. Only, this black wolf only looked terrifying: In reality, he was just there to make friends. The locals named him Romeo, and soon his presence was noted by the entire town. Most found it fascinating that Romeo was so friendly, while others assumed that this naturally predatory animal would give into his natural instincts at any moment, potentially attacking their pets and children. During this time, a wildlife photographer named Nick Jans started documenting Romeo. When he did, he uncovered an emotional story, the heart of which describes the tenuous relationships between wild animals and the humans around them.
A Tragic Wolf Called ‘Romeo’ Loved Too Much, And He Deserved Better. April 1, 2023