Stories tagged: "gray wolves"


Survey Shows Upper Peninsula Wolf Population Holds Steady in 2022

Michigan's gray wolf population remains stable and might have reached its natural ceiling after mounting a decadeslong comeback in the Upper Peninsula, state biologists said after the latest survey.

This Sept. 26, 2018, file photo provided by the National Park Service shows a 4-year-old female gray wolf emerges from her cage as it is released at Isle Royale National Park. (National Park Service via AP, File)
Wolf Population Surges on Isle Royale After Nearly Dying Off

Isle Royale National Park's gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said Wednesday.

Daniel Conjanu/The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation via AP, File
No Killing Wolves in Michigan: A Court Case Just Reversed a Trump Decision

The comeback of Michigan wolves was used as evidence to remove them from the endangered species list. That decision was just overturned.

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How Republicans and Democrats Are Working Together to Save Endangered Species in Michigan

A vast majority of people are on board with a resolution to protect "our greatest assets," the state’s wildlife.

A gray wolf pictured during his first day in his enclosure. The gray wolf or grey wolf, also known as the timber wolf or western wolf, is a canine native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America.
Michigan’s Gray Wolves Have Long Been Protected and Studied. Now They’re at the Center of a Political Battle.

The gray wolf culling in Wisconsin was less a hunt and more of a "killing spree," according to a Fish and Wildlife Services expert. Would Michigan's hunt go the same way?

In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, provided by the National Park Service, a 4-year-old female gray wolf emerges from her cage as it is released at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Wolf pups have been spotted again on Isle Royale, a hopeful sign in the effort to rebuild the predator species' population at the Lake Superior national park, scientists said Monday, July 12, 2021.
Wolf Populations Rebounding on Michigan’s Isle Royale

Two litters of wolf pups likely raised Isle Royale's population to over a dozen. That's great news for the national park's strained ecosystem.