Biologists at Denali National Park released numbers today from their spring season wolf survey this year. In March, they observed 49 wolves in and around Denali National Park and Preserve. That number is down slightly from last fall, when 57 wolves were counted in the region.
This spring’s is the lowest count since the park started monitoring wolves in the park in 1986. In the fall, the Park Service observed nine wolf packs in the area. That number increased to eleven this spring. It’s unknown whether the two packs are new or if they split off from existing wolf packs. The Park Service was able to collar a wolf from one of those two packs.