US state says Washington’s wolf population grew 16% last year | app

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington’s wolf population increased in 2021 for the 13th consecutive year, posting a 16% increase from the previous year, the state Department of Fisheries and Wildlife said Saturday. wildlife.

As of Dec. 31, 2021, the department said there were 206 wolves in 33 packs in Washington. Nineteen of them were successful breeding pairs. This represents an increase from the 178 wolves in 29 packs and 16 breeding pairs in the 2020 tally.

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