Imported Isle Royale wolf makes return to mainland
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:48 am
This just keeps getting better and better. Who thought it was a good idea to spend 700k to import healthy, non-native (as coyotes, caribou, and lynx were there before) wolves with a homing compass to an isle where they've already become inbred? One wolf already died in transport. This one went back to the mainland. Like, I can't.
Read the full article here: http://m.startribune.com/wolf-taken-to- ... 505423482/By JOHN FLESHER , ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 07, 2019 - 9:15 AM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday.
The female was among four wolves relocated from the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation in September and October — the first steps in an effort to restore the species at the park, where a predator is needed to prevent moose overpopulation.
The National Park Service hopes to move 20 to 30 wolves to Isle Royale over several years.