Wolfs and Land

Sigurd Olsen reinforces that, which is the magic of wolves:

If a country is wild enough for wolves, then it is wild enough for the human spirit. If it is big enough for wolves, it is big enough to accommodate our primordial needs. Wolves make a country alive and complete, for without wolves (and in some places grizzlies) the country becomes merely a countryside, tamed because, though it may retain its beauty, it has lost its vitality. If predators do not stalk the hillsides, then the ancient pact has been violated, and the prey species must live as semi-domesticated animals. Without wolves and their wildness the country lacks the very electricity of life.

Brother Wolf, Jim Brandenburg