Isle Royale Winter Study 2020 Kicks Off
On October 20, a ranger on his final hike for the season in Isle Royale National Park came across a dead wolf lying in the trail. An era ends and new packs may form.
Over the past year, the National Park Service and regional partners brought more than a dozen new wolves to Isle Royale as only two island-born wolves remained. This past fall, the park documented two wolf deaths — both caused by injuries inflicted by another wolf or group of wolves. One wolf was the male of the native pair.
To help document the shifting social hierarchies of the island, the 62nd Winter Study is underway in the Isle Royale National Park led by Michigan Tech. Read the full story at mtu.edu/news