WPR News
7:25 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Expert: Wolves in Casper

Laramie, WY – A federal game official says there may be
wolves roaming the Casper area in central Wyoming.
Casper is the second-largest city in the state and is about 200
miles from normal wolf stomping grounds in northwestern Wyoming.
Wolves have not been in the Casper area since at least the
1930s.
Mike Jimenez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
says based on the rising number of wolf sightings in recent months
he believes there are two wolves in the Casper area.
Jimenez says it's typical this time of year for young wolves to
break away from their packs and travel long distances in search of
mates.
None of the sightings has been confirmed by wildlife officers,
but Jimenez said he doesn't doubt the reports.