A truly incredible news story is being reported out of Michigan regarding the conservation of wildlife in the area. According to reports, officials have released 4 Canadian wolves into the area in hopes that they will join the current pack that is established in the region as well as help control the moose population.
The wolves were captured in the wild and transported to their new home. The operation was a massive undertaking for everyone involved and the wolves were actually airdropped to the wilderness area.
"Helicopter crews fired net guns to capture the wolves, three males and one female, in Ontario last week, the National Park Service said. The wolves were sedated and examined by veterinarians before being transported to the U.S.," reported Fox.
Researchers and biologists are extremely confident that the mission will be a massive success. The goal is to increase the wolf population and to also decrease the moose population. Currently, there are about 1,500 moose living in the area. If their numbers continued to grow, they would soon run the risk of all starving to death due to a lack of food.
"I am ... blown away by the resilience of these wolves, who within hours after undergoing capture and handling and arriving on Isle Royale, immediately got on the trail of their pack mates," said Mark Romanski, the park's natural resources division chief.
The National Park Service is excited for the success of the operation. If all goes according to plan, they hope to introduce 20 or 30 more wolves to the area during the course of the next few years.
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