Wildlife Officials Kill Wolf In Superior for Showing No Fear of Humans
Wisconsin Public Radio News reports wildlife officials in Superior, Wis euthanized a wolf this past fall for showing no fear of humans.
According to the article, the wolf belonged to a pack in the area, but over the course of several weeks, it would approach workers at a railyard. Other wolves in the pack would scatter when seeing people, but this particular wolf showed no fear.
The Department of Natural Resources said they consulted with wildlife experts because the gray wolf is listed as endangered, and decided to euthanize the wolf, despite it not having been aggresive towards humans. The experts decided the wolf would cause conflict if removed to another location.