By Laura Spinney On the steps of the Campidoglio, or Capitol, in Rome, there used to be a she-wolf in a cage – a living symbol of the city. These days the cage is empty, but wolf sightings are still reported in the outskirts of Rome. For three decades Luigi Boitani has studied wolf ecology, batding against the legacy of folklore, in the hope of finding a way that wolves and humans might peacefully co-exist. Laura Spinney went to Rome to find out if he has succeeded. Where did wolves get such a bad reputation?