Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have confirmed they have additional evidence that a group of wolves is now residing in northwest Colorado.
Recent trail camera photos showing two gray wolves playing at night indicate Colorado’s first confirmed wolf pack in at least seven decades has persisted for the past year.
A pack of six wolves was first spotted in October 2019 and confirmed in Moffat County in January by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Tracks and fur were found throughout the summer and last week images from Defenders of Wildlife trail cameras captured the two wolves. Howling recordings by CPW staff confirmed their presence.
“These photos are a rare glimpse into the lives of Colorado’s few wolves,” said Karin Vardaman, manager of the Working Circle, a coexistence-focused initiative led by Defenders of Wildlife. “Monitoring these wolves is crucial to understanding their patterns of behavior so we can help