It was two and a half years ago that the gray wolf returned to the rolling hills of Washington’s Methow Valley, after a 70-year absence. Today it’s unclear if the Methow Lookout Pack still exists.
There has been one loss after another. The carcass of a dead gray wolf was found dumped near the highway. A FedEx worker uncovered the pelt of a wolf in a bloody, leaking box that an Okanogan County resident tried to ship to Canada. And since last summer, the alpha female suspiciously disappeared which caused the social structure of the pack to deteriorate.
A couple of sightings suggest there are two to three wolves left traveling together. There is hope that a Lookout wolf will find a new mate this spring. Read the entire Seattle Times article