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Minnesota researchers find that wolves go fishing in the spring

Jun 07, 2023 09:24AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Voyageurs Wolf Project

By Bill Strande - KARE 11 News - June 7, 2023

When we think of what wolves eat we generally think of deer, small rodents, or three little piggies. But new research from a wildlife project in northern Minnesota has shown that fish are likely a widespread food for wolves, especially in the spring.

Researchers from the Voyageurs Wolf Project (VWP), a University of Minnesota research project in collaboration with the National Park Service, discovered that wolves will hunt spawning fish every year.

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