News‎ > ‎

Isle Royale’s Wolves Have All but Vanished

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:24 PM by chloe owens

9/3/15, by Cheyenne Lentz, Wisconsin Public Radio/Superior Telegram

Isle Royale’s wolves have all but vanished

…According to wildlife biologist Scott Craven, there are only maybe two or three left. Craven said the cause of the wolves’ decline likely has to do with a lack of genetic diversity. He said studies suggest that “there’s been so little infusion of new blood, so to speak, over the last few decades that inbreeding has caught up with them.”