Elli Radinger

author with passion for wolves

Elli H. Radinger

author with passion for wolves

Elli H. Radinger

Elli H. Radinger gave up her profession as an independent attorney to devote herself to her passion: writing and wolves.

In 1990, during an internship to learn more about wolves at Wolf Park, Indiana, she got “infected” by the “wolf virus”. Back in Germany, she founded the “Society for the Protection of Wolves” and led this non-profit association as CEO for 10 years. Radinger is also the publisher of “Wolf Magazin”, the only magazine about wolves and related canids in the German language.

She shares her knowledge of wolves in books, seminars, and lectures.

For almost 30 years, she has spent a large part of every year in Yellowstone National Park, where she observes the behavior of wild wolves, which inspired her to write numerous non-fiction books and novels. Her newest book, “The Wisdom of the Wolves”, is published in 17 languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Elli Radinger lives with her dog, Shira, in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse, Germany.

Elli Radinger

The Wisdom of Wolves

In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us remarkable stories of the wolves she has encountered.

Wolves aren’t wolfish. They can die of broken hearts, show tenderness to their young and elderly, and their packs are led by couples, with the key decisions made by females. They play, they pretend and they predate. They are more complex than we ever knew and more like us than we ever imagined.

You’ll meet Oh-Six, the she-wolf whose bold hunting technique astounded the most experienced biologists, Casanova who succeeded in luring his love away from her pack, and Druid alpha male 21, the magnanimous and compassionate leader.

Ultimately, Radinger shows how much we can learn from these beautiful and mysterious creatures, and how much there is to gain from emulating the wisdom of wolves.

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