Saturday, March 18, 2006

Gray wolves may be removed from endangered-species license plates

Gray wolves might be losing their place of prominence on Wisconsin license plates.

MILWAUKEE- The U.S. Interior Department is considering removing the gray wolf from the endangered-species list. That makes state officials wonder whether it would make sense to have the wolf depicted on a state license plate that supports endangered animals.

Last year 23-thousand motorists paid the extra 25 dollars for the plates, making the plates the second-most popular behind the Wisconsin sesquicentennial plates. It's also about the same number of people with Packer plates.

State officials say it's premature to say the wolves will get the hook, especially since it's unclear what animal would be a better choice. The bald eagle is one choice, but eagles too are in the process of being removed from the endangered list.


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