Forest rangangers have removed timber wolves off two remote forest ranches in north-east Queensland after a seven-year battle.
Key points:Rangers removed two timber wolves in the Bungle region of the state last weekForest rangers believe the wolves were trying to steal cattleRangers are now monitoring the wolves’ behaviour and trying to find out why they were removedThe animals were removed from the remote forest preserve in Bungle, east of Townsville, on Thursday.
Rangers believe they are part of an endangered species but will not release the wolves into the wild until they are examined by a specialist.
The rangers said the wolves had been acting aggressively and were trying with some success to steal livestock.
“They were very aggressive and were threatening people,” Forest ranger Chris Macdonald said.
“The ranger on the ground tried to remove them and unfortunately they were unable to do that.”
We’re now monitoring them and trying really hard to find the reason behind the removal of them.
“Rangers will not let the wolves out of their care for another seven yearsThe ranglers have been monitoring the animals for more than a year and are concerned they have become too aggressive and could become a threat to cattle.
They removed the wolves in a remote area of Bungle last week after a year of battling the animals.”
There were some reports of aggressive behaviour by the animals over the past few years,” Forest ranger Scott Burt said.
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