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Growing Concern for Wolf Population on Isle Royale

The wolf population on Isle Royale has dwindled down to just nine wolves and there is now growing concern that the wolves may continue to suffer from low genetic diversity and could die out. Park Superintendent Phyllis Green says that just bringing in new wolves to the island won’t solve the problem. She adds that the food base that supports the wolves could be altered due to factors like prey species and climate change. A comprehensive planning process will be devised that will consider the management of the moose, wolves and vegetation on the island. In the meantime, the wolf population will continue to be monitored.

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