Authorities are preparing for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale

Written by on March 22, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are preparing for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd. The National Park Service is winding up the first phase of a multi-year effort to rebuild wolf numbers at Isle Royale, which have plummeted in the past decade. Six newcomers now roam the park, along with the final two survivors of the previous population. Two of the recent arrivals came from Michipicoten Island in Canadian territory, where wolves decimated its caribou in recent years and are subsisting on small mammals. Officials believe around six wolves remain there. Two private organizations are helping fund this weekend’s effort to move some of them to Isle Royale.


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