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A Mystery Solved: 3 Wolves Drowned in Old Mine Shaft at Isle Royale National Park

June 14, 2012

Romeo, one of the wolves that died in a mine shaft During their 2012 Winter Study, Michigan Technological University population biologist John Vucetich and wildlife ecologist Rolf Peterson started wondering where the wolves of Isle Royale National Park had gone.   They only found nine wolves, and as far as they could tell, only one was a female. They expressed serious concern that the wolves of Isle Royale might be well on their way to extinction. Full Story

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Michigan Technological University

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