Biologists search for wolf pack survivors

Biologists search for wolf pack survivors

Credit: KING

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife agents killed the alpha male in the wolf pack in northeast Washington.

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by GARY CHITTIM / KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM

COLVILLE, Wash. -- State biologists are still monitoring the Forest Service roads near Colville once roamed by an ill-fated wolf pack.

Fish and Wildlife officials say they have no reason to believe any members of "The Wedge Pack" of wolves survived after sharpshooters in helicopters shot six of them last month.

But, to be sure they are installing cameras and other measures to see if there are any survivors or new wolves moving in.

Meanwhile, veterinarians have examined the bodies of eight member of the pack that were either shot or found dead in area.

Four females and four males of various ages and sizes were examined. Most were described as in good or good but thin condition. Two young pups are among the carcasses examined. One was shot, the other was found dead. Sources say that may leave more pups unaccounted for.

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