3/13/2014

Washington state wildlife officials captured two female wolves and spayed one, an unusual undertaking that became necessary when they learned the female wolf was pregnant after apparently breeding with a male Akbash sheepdog. "Our goal is restoration of a native wolf population, not producing a generation of hybrids we'd have to take care of in another way later," said Donny Martorello, carnivore manager with the state Fish and Wildlife Department.

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