Elk NetworkWolf Pups Confirmed on the Ground in Colorado

General | June 11, 2021

Seventeen months after wildlife officials first confirmed wolves in Colorado and 10 months after a biologist reported seeing a wolf pup in the northwest part of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) now confirms multiple pups are on the ground.

CPW staff conducted three separate observations of the den site from approximately two miles away. Each of the three sightings included an adult male and a female along with their three pups. While staffers saw the three pups over the past week, it is not yet confirmed that these are the only pups. A typical wolf litter consists of four to six pups.

CPW is working with landowners in the area to implement practices to try to minimize the potential for conflict.

(Photo source:  Michael Pellegatti/wildvisions.net)