Isle Royale

Gunshot Wound Killed Isle Royale Wandering Wolf

GRAY WOLF

A gray wolf that fled Isle Royale National Park across a Lake Superior ice bridge and was found dead on the mainland had been shot with a pellet from an air gun, officials said Friday. The 5-year-old female, nicknamed "Isabelle" by researchers who monitor wolves and moose on the island park, was described as a loner that had been bullied and bitten by other wolves. A necropsy confirmed that the wolf died last month of a pellet gun wound. That came as a surprise because the gun wound wasn't...

Wolf Found Dead After Traveling Across Ice Bridge on Lake Superior

Wolf Found Dead After Traveling Across Ice Bridge on Lake Superior The struggling wolf population took an unexpected hit recently -- a gray wolf with the nickname Isabelle was found dead in northern Minnesota. The Associated Press has the full story:

One of the few remaining gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park has been found dead after escaping to the mainland across a Lake Superior ice bridge, a scientist who studies the predators said Tuesday.

The 5-year-old female's body...