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1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Silver » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Authorities said her carcass was recovered last week in northwest Colorado, but wouldn’t offer more specifics.

“The Division of Wildlife can confirm that the wolf is dead,” said Randy Hampton, spokesman for the state agency. He said the agency helped recover the wolf but couldn’t comment further while officials with the DOW and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigated to try to determine the cause of death.

Known as 341F (she was misidentified previously by the Colorado DOW and widely reported as 314F), the 18-month-old female was a member of the Mill Creek pack, which lives between the towns of Gardiner and Livingston, Mont.. She was collared by wildlife officials as part of a research program with the University of Montana to improve wolf monitoring techniques. Biologists say she strayed from her pack in late September in search of a mate.

Satellite data detailed an epic journey through some of the West’s wildest places to a place where wolves had been eliminated some 70 years before. She crossed Yellowstone National Park, wandered through western Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest and headed into southeastern Idaho and northeastern Utah before ending up in northern Eagle County, Colorado.
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/133914

I heard about this yesterday finally some news sites put it up.I was hoping she'd find a mate but it seems not..wonder what happened to her :cry:

(hopefully this hasn't been posted yet,sorry if it has)
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Tally » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:48 pm

Thats really sad. :( Thank you for sharing.

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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by bonsaipotato » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:19 pm

bummer, thx for da info.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Koa » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:52 pm

Very interesting. I wonder what killed her though.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Draca Dog » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:58 am

What killed the wolves? Hunters?

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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Dewfrost » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:59 am

I expect she was killed by hunters. Still, that's very sad news to hear. =(
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by pawnee » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:52 pm

the life of a wolf is a tough one, it could have been an injury, parasites, dehydration, a disease, virus, etc. Hopefully other wolves can make the trek to other states (minus the getting kileld part) and establish packs.

the average life exptenancy of a wild wolf is less than eight years.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Cerbolt » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:06 pm

Wow, thats bad. I feel so bad for those wolves.

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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by king1-7 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:57 am

Aww....she certainly was something. It's a shame her life had to be cut short before she could establish or join a pack. :(

I think that's one of the saddest times for a wolf to die: when they're trying to find a mate. Finding a partner and reproducing is one of nature's main goals, and it's really sad when a wolf fails to complete their mission before they die.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Hiedidog » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:11 pm

That's really sad. She never got to find a mate either. What a bummer.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Hunter_Wolf123 » Thu May 07, 2009 7:31 pm

awww that was sad... ); thats just too bad

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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by paperpaws » Sat May 09, 2009 2:14 am

That's very very sad :( Poor wolf.

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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by Pocketdog » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:29 am

That's so sad! :(
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by kay » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:23 am

pawnee wrote:the life of a wolf is a tough one, it could have been an injury, parasites, dehydration, a disease, virus, etc. Hopefully other wolves can make the trek to other states (minus the getting kileld part) and establish packs.

the average life exptenancy of a wild wolf is less than eight years.
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Re: 1,000 mile wolf found dead

Post by EvilBlackWolf » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:46 pm

awwww thats so sad i nearly cryed :cry:
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