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Isle Royale wolves may go extinct Only nine wolves still wander the wilderness island chain in western Lake Superior and just one is known to be a female, raising doubts they'll bounce back from a recent free-fall unless people lend a hand, Michigan Tech University wildlife biologists Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich said in a report obtained by The Associated Press. There were 24 wolves - roughly their long-term average number - as recently as 2009. "The wolves are at grave risk of extinction," Vucetich said in an interview. Their crash apparently results from a run of bad luck rather than a single catastrophe. A shortage of females has cut the birth rate , while breakdown of several packs boosted inbreeding and weakened the gene pool .
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