The population was 12 to 14 during the last Michigan Tech survey in winter 2020. The latest births would indicate it is higher now, but some older wolves may have died.
Isle Royale National Park
Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the winter observing the interplay between wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. But this year’s mission has been scrapped to protect
They’ve also achieved a primary goal of the reintroduction initiative by reducing the park’s moose herd, which has become too big for its own good, researchers with Michigan Technological University said.
The remote island in Lake Superior said it’s delaying the summer opening because of coronavirus restrictions. Camping might become available by late June or July but there will be no ferry service.
There could be more than 2,000 moose on Isle Royale. Wolves are the main predator, but the wolf population is struggling.
Officials plan to relocate a total of 20 to 30 wolves from Canada, Michigan and Minnesota to the park over several years, including the animals that have already been taken there. Wolves prey on moose
But as they continue to take a bite out of their food source at the Great Lakes national park, growth of herd expected to at least slow in the coming year. Wolf relocation effort also
The latest arrivals join eight existing wolves.
The translocation boosted the park’s wolf total to eight – four males and four females – including the last two survivors of a dwindling population that had occupied the park for about 70 years.