Colorado investigates wolf sightings

Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are working to confirm two recent reported wolf sightings. ©Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are working to confirm two recent reports of what is believed to be the first credible gray wolf (Canis lupus) sighting in the state in four years. CPW released images shot by a member of the public of a black-colored animal that appears to have a radio collar around its neck. The sightings were in Grand and Jackson counties in north central Colorado. Biologists believe the animal wandered into Colorado from Wyoming. Wolves were extirpated from Colorado, but occasional individuals have wandered into the state.

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