- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming’s wolf population has soared and the once-endangered animals are expanding into new territory.

Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1N91Om1 ) that the state’s wolf population was at least 328 at the end of 2015, the highest since the carnivore was reintroduced to the ecosystem in the mid-1990s.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department carnivore biologist Ken Mills says the new wolves are mostly living on the fringes of their range in the state’s western mountain. Mills, who led the wolf program for Game and Fish from 2012 to 2014, says several packs are establishing and reproducing quickly.

Packs can now be found as far off as the tip of the Wind River Range, more than 150 miles from the reintroduction point in Yellowstone National Park.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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