Paws on the ground: How Colorado got its wolves back

From High Country News:

This week has surely been a strange one for the wolf known as 2302-OR. A lean 68-pound yearling with shaggy black fur and amber eyes, she had been a member of the Five Points Pack, which makes its home in the mountains of northeastern Oregon. But on Sunday, Dec. 17, her world changed: First, she was knocked out by a tranquilizer dart fired by a biologist in a helicopter, then inspected by veterinarians and fitted with a GPS collar. Her brother, 2303-OR, received the same treatment, as did three other wolves from different Oregon packs — some 421 pounds of Canis lupus altogether.


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