Wolf Found Dead in Glacier's North Fork Area
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.
Did You Know?
Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.