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Debate Brews Over Whether to Save Isle Royale Wolves

Created: 12/19/2013 10:25 AM WDIO.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials at Isle Royale National Park are debating what to do about its gray wolf population, which is in danger of dying out.

Only eight wolves were counted last winter, although a couple of pups may have been born this year. That's the lowest since the 1950s, when scientists began studying the wolves and their predator relationship with the park's moose.

Some biologists favor taking more wolves to the Lake Superior island to invigorate their gene pool. Others say nature should take its course, even if the wolves disappear.

Superintendent Phyllis Green says she's considering several options.

Isle Royale is one of the least visited national parks because of its remote location. It has no roads and is treasured for its backcountry trails and rugged scenery.

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