Stqéyəʔ, the lone grey wolf, spent years living on an island near Victoria, BC. On leaving the island, he was relocated and shortly after, shot dead.
Just over a month ago Staqeya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, was killed.
The senseless trophy killing of Takaya shows us that BC wolf management policy needs to change to stop trophy hunting and wolf culls.
Staqeya (also known as Takaya) was seen and treasured by many who’ve watched this wolf live and move throughout the Salish Sea, venturing into James Bay and around Discovery Island.
“In May 2012, a lone wolf (Canis lupus) appeared in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), Canada, a metropolitan area on the southern tip of Vancouver Island with a population of 365,000 (Fig. 1A, B). After sightings in backyards over a few days, …