A number of wolves from northern Ontario will be going to live south of the border.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has agreed to transport several wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, about 50kms south of Thunder Bay.
MNR minister Jeff Yurek says the State of Michigan has called Ontario seeking assistance in controlling the moose population.
“With very few wolves remaining at Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park, and natural population recovery unlikely, Ontario has agreed to move several wolves during the winter months.”
Yurek says the wolves will be transported about two hours by helicopter before being released on the island.
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– ISLE ROYALE UPDATE – Canadian wolves to be relocated to Michigan's Isle Royale. Officials plan to relocate several gray wolves from the Canadian province of Ontario to @isleroyalenps later this winter. It’s the next step in rebuilding the depleted wolf population at the Lake Superior park. The goal is to relocate four more wolves from Ontario in the coming winter months…stay tuned as we continue to follow this developing story. #isleroyalewolves (photo by @cjm_photography)