Officials Relocate Another Michigan Wolf to Isle Royale National Park
Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior resumed it’s wolf relocation project this past week.
According to park staff, a wolf from Michigan’s mainland was successfully moved to Isle Royale on Friday.
The 70-pound male wolf is between 2 and 3 years old and was captured in the Upper Peninsula.
This relocation marks the beginning of the second year of a three-to-five-year effort to establish a population of 20 to 30 wolves in the isolated island park.
The effort was set in motion following a decision to restore predation to the ecosystem of the island.
The new wolf joins 14 others there, including 7 males and 7 females.
The goal for this fall’s operation is to relocate four to six wolves from the U.P. to the park for genetic diversity.