Wolf Found Dead in Glacier's North Fork Area

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Date: January 6, 2006
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park officials report that a wolf was found dead from unknown causes approximately two miles up the Bowman ski trail on December 21. The wolf was discovered by a park visitor. The visitor reported the discovery to park officials and the wolf was retrieved by a park ranger.

It is estimated that the wolf had died about a week earlier. The carcass was sent to a state lab to determine the cause of death.

Over half the carcass had been consumed by scavengers, making it impossible to estimate the wolf’s age, weight, and sex.

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