Wolf Populations Double in the Northern Rockies, Alaska, and the Midwest Reports the International Wolf Center
Wolves typically live in packs averaging six adults. Spring litters in these packs average six pups, thereby doubling the population. For example, the Great Lakes states’ overwinter population was about 4,000 animals, but after about
What happens to all these recently born wolf pups? Studies from
Wolves have needed sound science and public policy to recover to this point where their own reproductive rate can offset natural and human-caused losses. That recovery has been a landmark conservation achievement. The wolf’s future, however, will rely on sound management and the preservation of vast areas of wildlands and the prey that thrive there.
SOURCE International Wolf Center