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Into the wolf den: Monitoring pup survival

March 5, 2014 - 11:00am -- idfg-bstuder

Managing wolves is complicated. It requires a good understanding of their biology. That includes understanding wolf cub survival rates. Since the 1938 initiative, Idaho Fish and Game's biologists continue to try new methods to gain more knowledge and understanding of Idaho's wildlife to preserve, protect, and manage Idaho's wildlife resources.

The following Spokesman Review article tells about Lacy Robinson's recent ground breaking research for monitoring wolf pups. Read more at http://spokesman.com/stories/2014/mar/05/idaho-biologist-develops-way-to-track-wolf-pup/

Collared wolf pup, (c) Lacy Robinson, Idaho Fish and Game

Want to know more? This video documents the new method of monitoring wolf pups.
Note: There is footage of a minor surgery that some users might find upsetting.

 

 

Lynx captured and released in North Idaho

February 8, 2014 - 9:51am -- idfg-bstuder
Have you ever seen a lynx in Idaho? It's a very rare sight, but one that hopefully will lead to learning more about these solitary cats.
 
Lynx with tracking collar
Lynx are listed as Threatened by official Idaho classification and one of the goals of the Multi-species Baseline Initiative is to gather more information about species of greatest conservation need.

 

Learn more about the story behind the recent Lynx capture at the Spokesman Review.

If you'd like to learn even more, photos and details on the capture are also available on the Multi-species Baseline Initiative article.

 
 
If you have seen a lynx in Idaho, please let us know. You can report seeing any animal in Idaho in our online Observations system.

 

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