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Gray Wolf on Isle Royale Relocated from Canada Found Dead

posted Jun 30, 2019, 7:56 PM by chloe owens

5/29/2019, The Associated Press, Detroit Free Press

Gray wolf on Isle Royale relocated from Canada found dead

A gray wolf that was moved from Canada to Michigan's Isle Royale National Park over the winter has been found dead. Officials said Wednesday the black-coated male's body was found in the middle of a large, swampy area at the southwestern end of the Lake Superior wilderness island. Its tracking collar had been transmitting a mortality signal since late March. Personnel had to wait until the park opened for the season in mid-April to investigate…Isle Royale now has 14 wolves, including 12 relocated from Minnesota and Canada since last fall to rebuild the park's diminished population.