A Tale of Two Revivals: How Yellowstone Helped Return Wolves to Colorado

From Mountain Journal:

Since late last December, 10 wolves, captured in eastern Oregon and transported to Grand and Summit counties by plane, have roamed western Colorado. They’re among the first of their kind to inhabit the Centennial State since the 1940s, when wolves were exterminated to make room for livestock. All wear satellite collars, which broadly tell biologists where the animals have been headed since their release: west into Moffat County, and north toward Wyoming. Sightings have been scant, but presumably they’ve been chasing elk through snowdrifts, scrounging rodents and other small prey, howling across sagebrush steppes and pinyon forests. In short, they’re being wolves.


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