The Trump administration plans to grant the permit after the hunter donated the money to a conservation fund in Namibia.
Tess Talley faced backlash in 2018 when a photo of her posing, smiling and with gun in hand, with a slain giraffe went viral.
A review and public comment process could lead to import restrictions on hunting trophies and body parts from giraffes.
The wild wolf, also known as 926F, died the same way her famous mother did in 2012.
Steven Chancellor has been a big beneficiary of rollbacks of Obama-era prohibitions on hunting trophy imports.
"Giraffes are strikingly beautiful animals .... Unfortunately, that beauty has also made them a 'new exotic,'" The Humane Society of the United States says.
Many of the permits were issued to those with ties to Republicans and a major trophy hunting group.
Ben Cassidy was a point person for members of a new hunting advisory council, including a former colleague.
He's a "bad hombre," says animal rights organization.
Environmental groups say the new policy encourages big-game hunters to kill African elephants for "cheap thrills."
The U.S. government will allow hunters to import elephant trophies on a case-by-case basis, breaking the president’s pledge.
Animal advocates fear an "uncomfortably cozy and even improper" relationship.
“Elephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence ... . All the things I have yet to see in this president," she said.
The son of Cecil the Lion has also been killed by trophy hunters.