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Mountain-Prairie Region

News Release

DNA Analysis Confirms Animal Killed was Gray Wolf

For Immediate Release

May 28, 2015


Gray wolf. Credit: Credit: USFWS.
Gray wolf in snow Credit: Tony and Ann Hough/USFWS

 

DENVER—After an extensive analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., we have confirmed that the animal killed near Kremmling, Colo. on April 29, was a gray wolf (Canis lupus). 

The animal was shot by a legal coyote hunter, who immediately notified Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), which then notified the Service.  The gray wolf is protected by both the federal government and the State of Colorado as an endangered species.  The Service routinely investigates incidents affecting endangered species and will conduct this investigation with the assistance of CPW.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/. Connect with our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USFWSMountainPrairie,  follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/USFWSMtnPrairie, watch our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsmtnprairie/.

– FWS –

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of External Affairs

Mountain-Prairie Region

134 Union Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-236-7905

303-236-3815 FAX

www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/



Contacts

Steve Segin
(303) 236-4578
robert_segin@fws.gov
 



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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
Last modified: May 28, 2015
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