Climate change blamed for plight of wolves on Isle Royale | Detroit Free Press
There were a few decades at the beginning of the 20th century when moose on Isle Royale partied and indulged.
Without wolves — the only large predator on the island — the moose population would explode again.
With too many moose, plant life would suffer and die, and the habitats of other animals would be destroyed.
Wolf and moose aren’t native to the island, one speaker argued. Moose didn’t arrive until the beginning of the 20th century, either by swimming from Ontario or — as a handful of people have suggested — were brought there by humans. Wolves didn’t arrive until after World War II.