DNA testing confirms first wolf pack in Colorado in 70 years

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DENVER (KMGH-TV) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have confirmed the first documentation of a wolf pack in Colorado in more than 70 years.

KMGH-TV reports DNA testing of scat samples taken near an elk carcass in Moffat County in January confirmed the samples came from wolves. The test results from northwestern Colorado indicated three female wolves and one male and showed the animals were related and likely to be full siblings.

Parks and wildlife officials confirmed a sighting of six wolves in January and say a pack of wolves was also sighted in the area in October.

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