wolves relocated

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK, MI--   One of the wolves transported to Isle Royale National Park in February has died. 

The National Park Service says in late March it received a mortality signal from a black-coated male trapped in Ontario, Canada. Personnel had to wait until the park reopened for the 2019 season to investigate.

ISLE ROYALE NATIONAL PARK, MI--   One of the wolves relocated from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park has died. 

The National Park Service says earlier this fall four wolves from the Grand Portage Chippewa Reservation were collared and released on the island. Park biologists have been tracking them daily using GPS technology.

Staff became concerned when location data for the male wolf indicated a mortality signal, despite the fact the collar malfunctioned and broadcast a mortality signal from the start.

National Park Service

HOUGHTON, MI--   After years of study, public engagement, and planning, the first wolves in a National Park Service (NPS) wolf translocation project to restore predation to the island ecosystem have been moved to Isle Royale National Park from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation.