Denver, Co – Researchers are looking to wolves to help control the spread of chronic wasting disease, which some biologists say could invade Yellowstone National Park in coming years.
Researchers says wolves could kill off sick animals through their ability to spot vulnerable prey.
That may make them the best natural control for the fatal brain disease endemic to southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado. While the theory's still unproven, some say it's worth factoring into the debate as wasting disease continues its creep north toward Yellowstone's famed game herds.
Wasting disease was detected in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Basin this year for the first time.