Wolves being reintroduced to the state of Colorado has been a hot and polarizing topic for months. Some people love the idea of having wolves back in Colorado, while others strongly oppose the reintroduction of the species back in the state.


Soon, another species of animal could be coming back to the state of Colorado. According to KDVR, the bill is in the final stages of becoming a law in the state. In November 2023, the federal government listed the North American Wolverine as a threatened species and there is an estimated number of less than 400 alive in the United States.

Wolverines in Colorado

One of the biggest concerns of the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado was the killing of livestock. Wolverines are not known to attack humans or livestock, however, the bill for the reintroduction of the species into Colorado states that the division must have compensation rules for any loss of livestock caused by a wolverine.

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If the law passes by the desk of Governor Jared Polis, it doesn't mean that the wolverine will be immediately reintroduced back into Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be able to bring a Wolverine population back to the state of Colorado after a final rule designates the North American Wolverine as a nonessential experimental population under federal law.

Colorado's Governor, Jared Polis, has 30 days to make a decision on whether or not it is possible for wolverines to be reintroduced back into the state of Colorado.

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