isle royale wolf population surges after nearly dying off
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Isle Royale wolf population surges after nearly dying off

By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Isle Royale National Park’s gray wolf population has reached 28, a dramatic comeback after the species nearly disappeared from the Lake Superior island chain, researchers said.

Health problems from inbreeding caused a die-off that left only two wolves a few years ago, leading park officials to authorize an airlift of mainland replacements.

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