Wolf Numbers Are Down In Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park – Federal Fish and Wildlife officials note that the numbers of wolves in the Yellowstone area is increasing, however the population is down by nearly 40 in Wyoming. Federal Wolf Recovery Co-ordinator Ed Bangs says some conflicts and disease has led to the decrease, but he's convinced that there is nothing to worry about. Instead, he calls it a leveling off of wolf numbers. Bangs says this should show that concerns that wolf numbers will explode are overblown. While Idaho saw an increase in wolves, Bangs predicts that those numbers will also stabilize.