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State confirms wolf pack in Northwest CO

 

Last updated 2/19/2020 at 4:48pm

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologists have received notification back from a genetics lab confirming that four scat samples collected near a scavenged elk carcass in Moffat County in early January came from wolves. This is the first official documentation of a pack of wolves in the state since the 1940s.

Of the four samples, DNA results indicate three are female and one is male. The testing was also able to determine that all the wolves were related, likely as full siblings.

"The DNA doesn't tell us the age," said CPW Species Conservation Program Manager Eric Odell. "We don't know wh...



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