The History And Realities Of Large Carnivore Expansion

Dec 18, 2017

Dan Thompson with Wyoming Game and Fish Department speaks about the resurgence of large carnivores in an auditorium at the Center of the West in Cody.
Credit Kamila Kudelska

Mountain lions, wolves and grizzly bears are all thriving in Wyoming. But only a couple of decades ago, these large carnivores were not doing so well.

Wyoming Public Radio’s Kamila Kudelska sat down with Dan Thompson, the large carnivore manager at Wyoming Game and Fish Department, to learn about the collaboration between Game and Fish and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that has helped increase these animals’ numbers. Thompson said we need to learn to live with an ever-increasing population of mountain lions, wolves and grizzly bears.