September 29,2018 – Houghton, Mich.
Officials say a gray wolf captured in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale National Park has died.
The National Park Service plans to move 20 to 30 wolves from the U.S. and Canadian mainlands to the Lake Superior wilderness park in the next few years to rebuild a once thriving population.
A 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were successfully flown there from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota and released earlier this week.
But the park service said Friday night that another female died “despite the best efforts of the attending veterinarians” after being trapped, sedated and driven to a holding facility for a medical exam.
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Wolf dies after capture in Minnesota for relocation to Isle Royale