A wolf and her pups have been spotted near the site one training area, which makes everyone a bit nervous. The crew is taking extra precautions to keep the crane enclosures safe from potential predators. Of course, the wolf and her pups have a right to call Necedah home; it was established in 1939 as a refuge for migratory birds and other wildlife. The crew guesses that the pack will move on and away from the den area as the pups get older and roam wider.
Like whooping cranes, gray wolves once lived over a much wider range. Like whooping cranes, they were nearly wiped out by hunters and habitat loss. As with whooping cranes, a recovery plan was adopted and they began making a comeback. But the recovery of whooping cranes has been slower, and unlike wolves, they are still highly endangered.
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