Colorado collars wolf pup

Colorado wildlife workers have placed a GPS collar on a female wolf pup. The pup is one of eight wolves in the North Park area of the state, which has seen resident wolves return after being extirpated in the 1940s. Identified as 2202, the pup is one of six produced by a female numbered F1084, which migrated from the Snake River Pack in Wyoming, and a male numbered 2010. The pup was collared on Feb. 9, after F1084’s collar stopped transmitting.

“The second GPS collar in this pack will allow our biologists and wildlife managers to learn more about the behavior of these naturally migrating wolves,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Dan Prenzlow.

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Header Image: Colorado Parks and Wildlife collared female wolf pup 2202 on Feb. 9. Credit: Eric Odell/CPW