Isle Royale wolf population dwindling

Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich
Wolf pack on Isle Royale - photo by John Vucetich

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Moose and wolves have coexisted on Isle Royale for some six decades, but wolf numbers are down and researchers think there may only be one or two females left, putting the populations of both species at risk.

Dr. Rolf Peterson is one of those researchers.  A world renowned wildlife ecologist at Michigan Tech, Peterson has been studying the wolves and moose of Isle Royale since 1970.   He spoke with WTIP reporter Carah Thomas.


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