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Lone Female Wolf on Isle Royale Won’t Mate with Only Male, Her Father

posted May 17, 2017, 8:53 PM by chloe owens   [ updated May 17, 2017, 9:30 PM ]

3/1/17, by Brandon Champion, MLive

Lone female wolf on Isle Royale won’t mate with only male, her father

It’s mating season on Isle Royale. Which can be a problem when there's no one to mate with besides your biological father. Thus is the plight of the pair of wolves on Isle Royale, the only two known to exist on the 200-plus square miles of land. The male is now 8. The female, which is the daughter of the male and also his half-sibling, is 6…New photos released from the island on Feb. 27 show intense aggressive displays by the female, something that suggests incest avoidance, according to researchers.