wolf population

Wolf population continues to grow in Washington, over 120 living in state

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The population of wolves in Washington state continued to grow in 2017.The state Department of Fish and Wildlife's annual survey found at least 122 wolves living in Washington last year. The survey found 22 wolf packs and 14 successful breeding pairs.The agency said Friday that the 2016 survey documented 115 wolves, 20 packs, and 10 breeding pairs.All of the known wolf packs are located east of the Cascade Mountains.

Washington's wolf population grew by 28 percent last year

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The population of wolves in Washington state grew by 28 percent last year, with at least two new packs.That's according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.At the end of 2016, the state was home to a minimum of 115 wolves, 20 packs, and 10 successful breeding pairs. Those findings draw on information gathered from aerial surveys, remote cameras, wolf tracks, and signals from radio-collared wolves.