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January 27, 2012 : Michigan's Gray Wolf Removed From Federal Endangered Species List

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Photo of Gray Wolf, courtesy of  Wikipedia Commons

The Michigan Gray Wolf's long journey back from near extinction is hailed as one of the greatest wildlife survivial stories in U.S. history -- flourishing from just six animals in 1973 to nearly 700 today in Michigan alone.

Believe it or not, but the 9th law passed by the State of Michigan was a law establishing a bounty on killing wolves.

For more information, including videos, see Louise Knott Ahern, "The Rise of the Gray Wolf, special report from the Lansing State Journal, March 11, 2012.

High Noon for the Gray Wolf, Environment Studies Blog, January 18, 2015.

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