Female wolf dies after capture for Isle Royale relocation
Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:30 pm
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Sept. 29, 2018
Detroit Free Press via Associated Press
HOUGHTON, Mich. — Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.
The National Park Service plans to move 20-30 wolves from the U.S. and Canadian mainlands to the Lake Superior wilderness park in the next few years to rebuild a once thriving population.
A 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were successfully flown there and released this week.
Isle Royale gets 2 more gray wolves
But the park service said Friday night that another female died "despite the best efforts of the attending veterinarians" after being trapped, sedated and flown to a holding facility for a medical exam.
The park service says its wolf relocation team has adjusted procedures involving how long a captured wolf is held before transport to the island, as well as sedation measures used to reduce stress.