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GRAY WOLF PUP BORN, COLLARED IS A FIRST IN COLORADO

A gray wolf pup born in Colorado has been collared by state wildlife officials. It’s the first time a native Colorado wolf pup has been tagged.

On Wednesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffers placed a GPS collar on a female wolf pup in North Park, according to a CPW news release. The collared pup will be identified as number 2202.

“The wolf pup was given a health exam during the collaring process and appears to be in good health,” said CPW Terrestrial Section Manager Brian Dreher.

The pup was darted from a helicopter and CPW field staff attached the collar, making her the first gray wolf to be born and collared in the state.

Collars provide valuable information to wildlife officials naturally migrating wolves, the release said. Gray wolves remain a state endangered species. Wolves may not be killed for any reason other than human self-defense. — Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post

 

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