Idaho Wolf Exhibit Suspended for Violations
COCOLALLA, Idaho (AP) — State officials have suspended the commercial license of a northern Idaho company that exhibits 23 wolves as part its goal to educate the public.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Thursday that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game suspended Wolf People's license last month.
Documents obtained by the Sandpoint newspaper say the yearlong suspension is because the company failed to comply with a 2012 agreement prohibiting visitors from having physical contact with the wolves.
The documents say the agreement sought to resolve 43 violations brought against the company but primarily cited violations of the hands-off clause.
The state said other violations ranged from failing to report births and deaths of wolves, transporting wolves without permission, and failing to report a wolf escape in 2011.