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Biologists confirm a fifth wolf pack in Washington

[large thumbnail url=”biologists-confirm-a-fifth-wolf-pack-in-washington” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”biologists-confirm-a-fifth-wolf-pack-in-washington” filename=”science” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”26″] Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Times) – For the second time in a month, a new wolf pack has been found living in Washington, this one in the state’s northeast corner.

Biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the existence of the state’s fifth wolf pack after they caught, tagged and released a young pup. Ranchers in Stevens County had reported earlier this summer seeing two adults and three new pups and hearing howling.

The discovery comes on the heels of an announcement two weeks ago that a breeding female wolf had been collared in the Teanaway drainage north of Interstate 90, about a 90-minute drive east of Seattle. DNA tests have since revealed that the female wolf in the Teanaway River Valley descended from the Lookout Pack in the Methow Valley, which in turn descended from wolves in British Columbia…

Read the entire article on seattletimes.nwsource.com: Biologists confirm a fifth wolf pack in Washington

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