The Wolf suffers the most from "bad press" in the animal world. Man has imagined the Wolf to be a creature straight out of a horror tale, e.g. Little Red Riding Hood, werewolves, man-eating Wolves, etc.
Weaned on these tales of horror and regarding the Wolf as a beast; man has succeeded in exterminating the Wolf to the brink of extinction.
A noble effort afforded by the ESA (Endangered Species Act) and Wolf reintroduction has allowed the Wolf to be restored to approximately 5% of it's original range in the lower 48 States.