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2 wolves moved from mainland to Isle Royale National Park

Sep. 27, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two gray wolves have been relocated from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multiyear effort to restore the species on the Lake Superior island chain, officials said Thursday. The National Park Service said a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old...

Officials prepare to relocate wolves to Isle Royale park

Sep. 21, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A mission to rebuild the depleted wolf population at Isle Royale National Park is getting underway in Michigan and Minnesota, as specialists prepare to trap six to eight of the predators on the mainland and fly them to the Lake Superior archipelago, officials said Friday. The...

Have you herd? Moose, bighorn sheep pass on migration tips

Sep. 6, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking for the best place to eat? Ask a local. Now scientists say that same insider knowledge shapes the springtime migrations of moose and bighorn sheep. Animals learn from experienced members of the herd about where to find the best food, building sort of a cultural know-how that's...

Biologist: Drowned moose likely had brain worm

Sep. 4, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's moose biologist says brain-worm parasites and not onlookers probably caused the death of a moose that had drowned in Lake Champlain after swimming across about a 6-mile stretch of the lake from New York to South Hero. Officials had suggested the exhausted moose was forced...

Moose crowded by onlookers on shore drowns in Vermont lake

Sep. 3, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

SOUTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — A moose drowned in Lake Champlain after people crowded around the animal to take its picture, Vermont wildlife officials said. Fish and Wildlife Warden Robert Currier said the moose swam across the lake from New York to South Hero, Vermont, on Saturday. He said it made it onto land...