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Second Wolf Killed in Utah Within a Year Highlights Need to Maintain Endangered Species Act Protections for Gray Wolves

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:24 AM by chloe owens

11/30/15, Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity

Second Wolf Killed in Utah Within a Year Highlights Need to Maintain Endangered Species Act Protections for Gray Wolves

An 89-pound female gray wolf killed earlier this month in a strangulation snare intended for a coyote was the second wolf killed in Utah in less than a year and the third in the southern Rockies. The most recent killing occurred on or around Nov. 7 in northeastern Utah, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The previous wolf killed in Utah was shot on Dec. 28, 2014 by a hunter who claimed he thought it was a coyote. That wolf, nicknamed Echo, had been the first wolf documented at the Grand Canyon since the 1940s.  The third wolf was killed in Colorado on April 29 by a hunter making the same claim. All three wolves had migrated south from the Northern Rockies wolf population found in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho….since 1980, more than 50 dispersing wolves have been killed as they try to expand across a greater portion of their natural habitat…

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/wolf-11-30-2015.html

 

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