March 26, 2003
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just reclassified the Gray Wolf from “Endangered” status to “Threatened” status. The classification change is due to the rebound in wolf population in the western United States. In Minnesota, where we have the largest wolf population at 2445 animals, the change in class does not affect the wolf pack because Minnesota wolves are already classified as “Threatened”.
The International Wolf Center (located just down the road from Lake Vermilion in Ely, MN) is a beautiful information facility. If you have an interest in the Gray Wolf, this facility has the resources to answer all your questions. You might even catch a glimpse of the resident wolves on the “Wolf Cam”.